MidMichigan Medical Center – Gladwin offers an intensive outpatient group therapy program through Senior Life Solutions designed to meet the unique needs of older adults over the age of 65 struggling with symptoms of depression and anxiety often related to aging.
Following an individual assessment, participants meet three times per week in a supportive, encouraging group setting. The program staff includes a board-certified psychiatrist, licensed social workers, a registered nurse, and other professionals dedicated to the emotional well-being of the seniors in our community.
Individuals may benefit from the Senior Life Solutions program if they are experiencing any of the following common indicators or triggers, such as: recently experienced a traumatic event, lost a spouse or close family member, loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities, changes in appetite, difficulty sleeping, loss of energy, feelings of sadness or grief lasting more than two weeks, and/or feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness.
Family members, physicians, or other health professionals can refer individuals to the program. Those interested in more information may call (989) 246-6332 or visit https://www.psychmc.com/senior-life-solutions.
MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot in Alma offers outpatient care, also known as the Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Program.
Designed to help people cope with life, these services offer intensive help for an individual with a psychiatric diagnosis who needs a level of care greater than weekly sessions, but does not require the 24-hour supervised care of an inpatient program.
Patient treatment teams include psychiatrists, masters-level therapists, nurse practitioners and registered nurses.
Daily outpatient services can address these and other problems:
- Issues of grief and loss, marriage and relationships, family-of-origin, self-esteem, codependency
- Management of depression, anxiety or anger
- Management of medication
- Relaxation techniques
- Communication and coping skills
- Problem solving
The program offers a safe, structured and supportive environment, with:
- Goals designed for each individual
- Confidentiality carefully guarded
- Licensed, experienced and competent therapists, nurses and psychiatrists
- A daily schedule that includes psychotherapeutic group sessions, psychoeducational sessions, and individual or family therapy, as needed.
- Access to a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner for up to one hour each week for consultation or medication review
- Help in coordinating plans that address the patient's life problems
For referral information call (989) 466-3253 or (800) 392-7652.
MidMichigan accepts a range of commercial insurances, including Blue Cross, APS, and ConnectCare, as well as Medicare and Medicaid. To discuss specific insurance acceptance, call (989) 466-3253.