Atlas provides outstanding behavioral health services in senior living communities.
Do your residents need Behavioral Health Care?
The practice of behavioral health medicine seeks to provide support and treatment to those elderly adults who suffer from behavioral, mental, or emotional problems associated with the aging process.
Coordinating this kind of care starts with a comprehensive mental health assessment. Atlas behavioral health provides access to board-certified Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers that can collaborate on treatment plan recommendations and medication management.
Trust us to meet your behavioral healthcare needs.
- Onsite assessments
- Communication with clients and families regarding treatment options
- Collaboration with Atlas Primary Care providers and community care staff allows for ideal outcomes.
- Individual and family therapy is available
- Staff in-services and training
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
We provide a complete range of services to address the behavioral health needs of senior living residents.
We assess the psychosocial well-being of your residents to start the diagnostic process and decide on the optimal treatment plan to improve their quality of life.
Individualized Care Plans
We use a variety of techniques to address a patient’s mental health needs. For the senior population, research has shown that psychotherapy can not only reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other emotional challenges but can also protect them from cognitive decline.
We provide family members a forum where open and satisfying communication is encouraged. Our therapists work with family members to explore topics, such as healthy communication, emotional acceptance, relationship strengthening, conflict resolution, trauma treatment, and grief management.
We help residents who are struggling with problematic behaviors that affect not only themselves but also the entire senior community. These behaviors include isolation, aggression, wandering, difficulty with ADLs, and other maladaptive ways of coping.
We train our staff to understand the unique challenges our residents with behavioral health needs face, empowering them to provide support to their residents.
Our behavioral health services benefit your community through the following ways:
- Our services are delivered to your residents in collaboration with the primary care physician to ensure a caring and cost-effective manner.
- We identify the sources of any problems or concerns and apply the most effective treatment plans. This way, your residents’ mood improves, their engagement increases, negative behaviors decline, and independence is promoted.
- Our services potentially increase community referrals. As seniors and their families become more informed about the services offered in your community, they become aware of the potential benefits, and this reflects the overall ambiance and appeal of your community.
- Quality services are assured through the systematic review of our clinicians’ patient records.
- We offer a comprehensive range of services to senior living facilities to help residents with their psychological, behavioral, and cognitive difficulties which sometimes are unstable as residents acclimate to their new environment.
Many seniors experience age-related physical and psychological challenges that affect their self-esteem, social engagement, and emotional and mental capacities. Although senior communities provide an environment and interventions that combat these problems, it can be challenging to engage residents. With the help of a trained and skilled mental health expert, senior community residents can overcome reluctance and take full advantage of all facility services.
– It eases the transition to the new community environment.
– It encourages participation in community and decision-making activities.
– It fosters the development of new social relationships.
– It helps improve family relationships.
– It provides understanding and interventions to combat depression and anxiety.
– It offers strategies for managing emotional distress.
– It helps individuals cope with loss through bereavement counseling.
– It provides compensatory techniques to maintain autonomy.
– It encourages active participation in activities that stimulate cognitive functions. These activities include the pursuit of new hobbies and interests.
– It helps in the development of coping skills in dealing with impaired mobility, pain management, the onset of medical illnesses, and other physical health challenges.
– It encourages the maintenance of physical well-being through proper nutrition, physical exercise, and stress reduction.
– It supports the maintenance of personal independence and autonomy.
– It inspires the development of a sense of meaning and purpose in one’s golden years.