VERSAILLES, Ky. — Bluegrass Community Hospital is pleased to announce a partnership with Senior Life Solutions. Senior Life Solutions will be located in Bluegrass Community Hospital in Suite 301 at 360 Amsden Ave., Versailles, KY 40383 and will begin seeing patients on September 15, 2022.
Bluegrass Community Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions department is an intensive outpatient group therapy program designed to meet the unique needs of individuals typically 65 and older, experiencing depression and/or anxiety related to life changes that are often associated with aging. Individuals may benefit from the Senior Life Solutions program if they are experiencing any of the following common indicators or triggers of depression and anxiety:
- Changes in appetite
- Difficulty sleeping
- Feelings of sadness or grief lasting more than two weeks
- Feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness
- Lost a spouse or close family member
- Loss of energy
- Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
- Recently experienced a traumatic event
Following an individual assessment, participants meet up to three times per week in a supportive, encouraging group setting. The program also has the ability to provide transportation to patients. However, they must be ambulatory. Teletherapy services are also offered via telephone or computer, without the need to meet in person.
The program staff includes a board-certified psychiatrist, licensed social workers, a registered nurse, and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the emotional well-being of the seniors in our community.
“We are very excited to open a new department at Bluegrass Community Hospital that will focus on the mental health of the aging population in Woodford County and surrounding areas,” says David Steitz, Chief Executive Officer of Bluegrass Community Hospital.
Anyone can refer a patient to the program, including a physician, family member, the patient, or another healthcare professional. For more information, call Bluegrass Community Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program at 859.879.2459.
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