Skip to main content

Senior Behavioral Health

Senior Behavioral Health Treatment

We foster an environment in which you or a loved one is valued, cared for, and respected. At The Medical Center of Aurora's senior behavioral health program, we view every experience as an opportunity to grow with an approach focused on utilizing personal strength to overcome life’s challenges. Our senior behavioral health treatment programs for those over age 55 use evidence-based, dialectical behavioral therapy methods to help the people you love and care for develop coping mechanisms designed to enhance their lives.

Our senior care inpatient program also works with extended support systems of family, friends, and caregivers to support you or a loved on your recovery journey.

Our Senior Care Team 

We draw from a number of backgrounds and specialties to set you or a loved one up for success. To do so, we have assembled a diverse team that includes: 

  • Behavioral health counselors
  • Gerontologists
  • Medical doctors
  • Psychiatrists and psychologists
  • Registered nurses
  • Social workers 

Senior Behavioral Health Challenges We Treat 

Our diverse team of specialists creates an individualized treatment plan specifically tailored to fit yours or a loved one’s unique needs; and we work tirelessly to ensure everyone leaves our program with the tools necessary to meet life’s challenges. These include treatment programs designed around:

  • Agitated/aggressive behaviors
  • Assaultive behavior or ideas that pose a threat to others
  • Extreme sadness and/or isolated behavior
  • Disorientation or hallucinations
  • Hearing voices and/or seeing things that are not there
  • Self-injurious behavior
  • Severe depression
  • Suicidal feelings 

Senior Behavioral Health Inpatient Services 

Our inpatient treatment program delivers individualized behavioral health treatment strategies for those with acute emotional health stressors or symptoms that cannot be safely and adequately addressed on an outpatient basis. Our program has the capacity to treat both medical conditions and emotional crises.

Upon admission to the program, patients undergo a comprehensive psychiatric and physical assessment, after which an individual behavioral health treatment plan is developed. These often include one or more of our therapy services (group, physical, and recreational/occupational), as well as family counseling, nutritional counseling, medication, and relapse prevention. We offer seven group sessions during the week and five group sessions on weekends and holidays. 

Our senior care program features many services devised to help make yours or a loved ones’ stay as safe, comfortable, and private as possible, including: 

  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Assistance with daily living activities
  • Case management
  • Meals formulated by a dietitian
  • Medical support
  • Medication management
  • Structured activities 

Your Partner on the Path to Wellness 

Whether in an inpatient or outpatient setting, our senior behavioral health treatment services provide you or a loved one with the necessary tools to succeed. As a part of this mission, we provide outcome tools that measure growth from the beginning of our program to yours or a loved one’s last day and beyond. 

We will meet yours or a loved one’s needs, and accept voluntary admissions to the outpatient program as a transition from the hospital, by physician referral, and even walk-ins. Medicaid, Medicare, and most insurance plans will also cover the services our senior behavioral health program provides. 

For more information or to schedule an assessment, please call (844) 556-2012.