Legacy Senior Mental Health Program
Depression, anxiety, grief and changes in cognitive functioning can be challenging for older adults. The Legacy Program at Del Amo Hospital, located in Torrance, California, addresses the specific needs of senior adults (55+) that require intensive behavioral health care as they adjust with major life transitions. Our goal is to help patients improve coping skills and gain the insight and tools to help restore, maintain and enhance their quality of life.
Our providers are educated and trained in assessing and treating the behavioral health needs of older adults. Our interdisciplinary treatment team consists of psychiatrists, medical internists, nurses, social workers, adjunctive therapists, registered dieticians and other mental health professionals who focus on assessing, stabilizing, rehabilitating and transitioning the individual to a positive quality of life living.
Specialized treatment includes:
- Assessment, diagnosis and stabilization of acute psychiatric and/or substance use issues.
- Medical evaluation by board-certified internists
- Medication Management
- Family Member Involvement
- Discharge Planning
- Group Therapy
- Social Activities
- Pain Assessment and Management
- Fall Risk Assessment and Prevention
Conditions we treat include:
- Bipolar disorder
- Substance use issues
- Grief and loss
- Navigating Life Transitions
Older Adults and Mental Health
Life’s big transitions can be challenging, and older adults can be affected by this in many different ways – especially when it comes to their mental health.
Mental illness in older adults is actually quite common. According to the World Health Organization, nearly 15% of the population over 60 in the world are impacted by mental disorders. That is a huge percentage of the population that is at a higher risk of being affected by common mental health issues. It is key to watch out for warning signs in both yourself and your loved one.
Unfortunately, older adult mental health disorders are only increasing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of older adults is expected to double by 2050, making elderly mental health services and senior behavioral health key to stemming a potential mental health crisis in the near future.
This is not an issue that is going to disappear without any help, and mental health therapy from seniors at our Legacy Senior Mental Health Program, located in Torrance, California, can help.
There is no reason to put off asking for help for you or your loved one. Reach out to us today to get started.
Choosing a Senior Adult Inpatient Program
Age-specific mental health services can be extremely beneficial for all age groups, as the staff understands what you are going through and works with you or your loved one day-in and day-out. Each patient is unique, and no treatment plan is on-size-fits-all. Our initial assessment will determine what treatment option is best and develop a plan to take care of you or your loved one’s specific needs.
A senior inpatient program for behavioral health with specific senior mental health services is the right treatment option. Contact us today to start your journey.
Do Inpatient Programs for Seniors Work?
In our Legacy Senior Mental Health Program, we provide the skills and tools necessary for our patients to live happier, healthier lives. Whether or not an inpatient program work depends on many different factors, including the level of care, length of treatment, quality of treatment and the desire of the individual themselves to work on improving.
With the right tools, however, anything is possible and we believe in our ability to take care of you or your loved one and aid them on their journey to recovery.
Please reach out to use today if you or a loved one are experiencing any of these mental health problems. We’re here to help. Call us at 310-530-1151.