Decades Older Adult Program

Decades Older Adult Program (60+)

senior adults mental healthAurora Behavioral Health recognizes the unique needs of patients entering treatment during the later stages of life. In response to the communities need for acute care treatment aimed at addressing these unique needs, Aurora developed a program specifically designed to provide an in depth diagnostic process, relying on the expertise of several Geriatric Mental Health Practitioners, to generate comprehensive treatment plans which are individually crafted to meet each patient’s needs and produce quick and lasting change.

Older adult patients seek treatment at Aurora to address issues such as depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, disorientation, paranoia, behavioral issues and chemical dependency. It is common during the later stages of life for patient’s conditions to be the result of, or to be further complicated by, physical challenges as a result of the aging process, as well as the experience of grief and loss. At Aurora, we are diligent in addressing all parts of the individual’s treatment issues through our comprehensive assessment and treatment protocols.

Patients may enter our inpatient program due to:

  • Mood Disorders (Depression, Bipolar Disorder)
  • Anxiety Disorders (Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Poor impulse control
  • Suicidal thoughts or attempt(s)
  • Self-harm behaviors
  • Threatened, attempted or engaged in physical violence to others
  • Substance abuse
  • Delusions, hallucinations, schizophrenia
  • Stabilization on medication / medication adjustments

Aurora recognizes the need for a holistic approach to treatment, which offers multiple avenues of engaging patents in the treatment process. We focus on a variety of practical treatment approaches including:

  • Intensive Assessment and Evaluation
  • Group, individual and family therapy sessions
  • Recreational and expressive therapies
    • Art Therapy
    • Music Therapy
    • Movement Therapy (yoga, tai chi, meditation)
  • Stress management and coping skills
  • Medication management and education
  • Grief Work and Recovery
  • Life skills
  • Patient education to improve understanding of the illness
  • Chaplain services and spirituality groups
  • Aftercare and discharge planning

Help is only a phone call away. Aurora is where healing starts and the road to recovery begins.

We accept admissions 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information, see brochure and please contact our 24/7 Patient Services Helpline at:  480.345.5420