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Older Adult IOP

Older Adult IOP

Older Adult Intensive Outpatient Program

Our Older Adult outpatient program is counseling for people 55 and older. It helps older adults with depression or anxiety and handles issues that come with getting older.

Our older adult mental health intensive outpatient program utilizes group therapy with licensed staff. In addition to counseling, a psychiatrist sees patients on a regular basis while in the program. Our team of professionals understands the issues that may come with aging and the unique challenges that this demographic faces.

How Long is Our Older Adult Mental Health Treatment Program?

Our senior adult intensive outpatient program is highly structured, but less restrictive than a residential level of care. Patients attend older adult outpatient treatment from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. The treatment plan for senior mental health outpatient care is typically around six to eight weeks, but varies based on patient needs. 

Benefits of Senior Mental Health Services

The intensive outpatient program (IOP) for older adults may be beneficial to people who were just released from the hospital or who are at home and having trouble with depression, anxiety or another mental health or senior behavioral health issue.

An intensive outpatient program for older adults can benefit patients by allowing them to:

  • Be with other people of same age
  • Learn from others’ experiences
  • Get support and give support to others
  • Understand depression and anxiety
  • Feel less lonely
  • Try new healthy behaviors
  • See their own needs
  • Develop positive outlook on getting older

Topics Covered in Outpatient Therapy for Seniors

Some topics addressed in our senior adult intensive outpatient treatment include:

  • Grief and loss
  • Issues of getting older, including health problems
  • Family and relationship issues
  • How to live a healthier life
  • And more

Mental Health and Seniors

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 15% of individuals aged 60 and over struggle with a mental illness. These mental health issues are not just a part of aging. They need to be addressed with the proper mental health resources from a behavioral health center. 

Some warning signs to watch for from the National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) include: 

  • Noticeable changes in mood, energy level, or appetite
  • Feeling flat or having trouble feeling positive emotions
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Difficulty concentrating, feeling restless, or on edge
  • Increased worry or feeling stressed
  • Anger, irritability, or aggressiveness
  • Ongoing headaches, digestive issues, or pain
  • Misuse of alcohol or drugs
  • Sadness or hopelessness
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Engaging in high-risk activities
  • Obsessive thinking or compulsive behavior
  • Thoughts or behaviors that interfere with work, family, or social life
  • Engaging in thinking or behavior that is concerning to others
  • Seeing, hearing, and feeling things that other people do not see, hear, or feel

Mental health issues in older adults can even impact physical health. It is important to get the right therapy services for you or your loved one. Mental health treatment at our facility can be the key to a happier, healthier life. 

Help is Available During a Crisis

Located in Phoenix, Arizona, Quail Run Behavioral Health is here to help with senior adult intensive outpatient care.

Our assessment and referral team is available to receive calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis and needs help, don’t wait. Call us at 602-455-5694 for a no-cost, confidential assessment today. We can also be reached online by completing our contact form.