Socorro General Hospital program,benefits senior adults
Many Socorro County residents may be unaware of a valuable resource for
older adults, at The Presbyterian, Socorro General Hospital. The
Heritage Program for Senior Adults is an intensive outpatient program
that provides quality treatment for older adults who suffer from
challenges to their emotional, behavioral or mental health.
The program provides outpatient treatment services including: group
therapy, family therapy, and individual therapy, supervised by a
psychiatrist and provided by a team that includes masters level
clinicians and mental health providers.
Senior adults have unique problems and needs. Physical decline, loss of
independence, safety concerns, and multiple losses are just a few that
require special attention and can contribute to depression and other
mental health issues. These can include: trouble sleeping, loss of
energy, impaired concentration, loss of motivation, anger, anxiety, hurt
feelings, feelings of hopelessness or helplessness, increased
irritability, and many others.
Who could benefit from the program? If you or a loved one are 55 or
older, or 65 or older with Medicare, and are dealing with any of the
aforementioned issues, you may be eligible for this program. Anyone may
refer him or herself or someone they care about to the program. An
initial clinical assessment is provided at no cost to determine the need
for physician evaluation and can be provided in the most convenient
location for the patient.
For more information, please call the Heritage Program for Senior Adults
at 575-835-8780. You can reach the program in person or via mail at
Socorro General Hospital, 1202 U.S. Highway 60 West, Socorro, NM, 87801.