Psychiatry & Mental Health Institute

Geriatric behavioral health

Home Services Behavioral health Geriatric behavioral health

Helping seniors cope and recover

As we age, sometimes a little help is needed to keep us healthy – both physically and mentally. We understand what you are going through and understand the importance of having access to a healthcare team that specializes in addressing the individual needs of our aging society. When you or a loved one is faced with a mental crisis later in life, Novant Health is here to help.

Most depression and emotional illness in seniors is treatable – especially if dealt with early. Some of the most common challenges seniors face include:

  • Social isolation
  • Unresolved grief
  • Reduced physical activity
  • Financial stress
  • Loss of independence

Our providers offer support and intervention in a comforting atmosphere that can help you and your family cope and recover. In addition to improving a senior’s outlook on life, we will provide tools to help him or her manage everyday life and take better care of themselves.

Some of the services we offer include:

  • Structured daily therapeutic activities
  • Medication adjustment and management
  • Group and individual therapy

Help for the entire family

When one person in the family suffers from an emotional illness, everyone in the family can be affected. We understand that the admission to a psychiatric center can be challenging and encourage family members to express their feelings and learn ways to cope. Our family sessions help establish healthy communication channels and discharge plans. Working together we can help restore order and healthy living to the patient's life.

To find out if these services are offered in your area, please contact the Novant Health location nearest you.