Growing old does not mean emotional despair has to be an acceptable condition of life. The good news is this downward spiral is not a necessary part of life, but a treatable condition that can be reversed. The quality of life can be renewed as the feelings of despair and hopelessness are changed to hope, joy and inner peace. Anxiety, depression, lack of motivation and sadness due to grief and loss issues can be minimized or resolved by effective treatment.
Memorial Senior Care offers outpatient group and individual counseling for senior adults. Seniors often face unique problems, which can trigger depression or anxiety. At Memorial Senior Care, we take a team approach, utilizing a psychiatrist, nurse, and licensed therapist to develop individualized treatment plans based on client needs. Reports are provided to other involved medical professionals on a routine basis.
The need for senior care
Senior adults often face unique emotional problems that can make life abnormally difficult. Some of these problems may include:
- Difficulty coping with change
- Trouble adjusting to retirement
- Deterioration of daily living skills
- Loneliness and isolation
- Crying spells and/or explosive anger
- Debilitating problems with grief and loss
- Feelings of anxiety and depression
- Adjusting to declining physical health
- Negative changes in eating and sleeping habits
- Strained family relationships
- A strong sense of hopelessness often accompanied by suicidal thinking
The core values of Memorial Senior Care
- Restoring the quality of life by focusing on each person as a unique individual
Valuing the individual’s specific needs and the role of the family as a whole
Commitment to excellence in treatment
Ongoing plan for care and support
Admission and referral
To make a referral to Memorial Senior Care, call our office at (618) 257-5900. Our staff will request some initial information and promptly schedule an evaluation for the person being referred. All initial screenings are complimentary. We work closely with referring healthcare professionals so that timely communications can take place with families, physicians, social service agencies, and others.
Transportation is available. No referral is necessary; the patient or a family member may call for an appointment. Medicare and insurance accepted.
The Memory Clinic, available through Memorial Senior Care, focuses on returning individuals to the peak of their capacity through a comprehensive assessment and treatment plan that includes:
- Cognitive assessments designed by SIU School of Medicine
- Diagnostic imaging and lab tests offered as indicated
- All results reviewed by Dr. Mark Freeman, Memorial Senior Care Medical Director
- Family sessions to educate and offer treatment options
- Medication management and follow-up care as indicated
- Diagnostic summary sent to primary care physician
Memorial’s Memory Clinic is certified by SIU School of Medicine and the Illinois Department of Public Health, and is the only one of its kind in the Metro East area.
There is no referral necessary; a patient or family member may call for an appointment.
Medicare and insurance accepted.