Sentry Medical provides personalized behavioral health services in senor living communities.
Do your residents need Behavioral Health Care?
The practice of behavioral health medicine seeks to treat and offer support to seniors who suffer from behavioral, mental, or emotional problems as a result of aging.
Coordinating this kind of care stars with a comprehensive mental health assessment. Sentry behavioral health includes access to board-certified psychiatrist, psychologists, and Licenses Clinical Social Workers who can work together on treatment plans and medication management.
Trust us to meet your behavioral healthcare needs.
- Onsite assessments
- Communication with clients and families regarding treatment options
- Collaboration with Sentry 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.
Bey assessing each residents’ psychosocial well-being, we begin the diagnostic process and develop the optimal treatment plan to improve the residents’ quality of life.
Individualized Care Plans
We use multiple techniques to address a patients mental health need. Studies show that psychotherapy can not only alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other emotional challenges, but also protect the brain from cognitive decline in the senior population.
We provide family members with a forum where open and satisfying communication is encouraged. Families can learn about healthy communication, emotional acceptance, relationship strengthening, conflict resolution, trauma treatment, and grief management from our therapists.
We assist residents who struggle with problematic behaviors that not only affect them but also the entire community. These behaviors include isolation, aggression, wandering, difficulty with ADLs, and other maladaptive ways of coping.
Our staff is trained to support the unique challenges our residents face with behavioral health needs, so they can better support our patients.
Our behavioral health services benefit your community through the following ways:
- Sentry services are provided to your residents in collaboration with the primary care physician to ensure a caring and cost-effective approach.
- Any problems or concerns are identified to provide the most effective treatment plans. This can result in resident mood improvements, increased engagement, decline in negative behaviors and enhanced independence.
- Our services can potentially increase community Referrals. By becoming more informed about services available in your community, seniors and their families become aware of the benefits, which reflect on your community’s overall appeal and ambiance.
- Quality services are assured through the systematic review of our clinicians’ patient records.
- We provide senior living communities with a comprehensive range of services to help residents with their psychological, behavioral, and cognitive difficulties which are sometimes unstable as residents acclimate to their new environment.
Challenges that affect seniors experience age-related physical and psychological issues can include their self-esteem, social engagement, and emotional and mental capacities. Engaging residents of senior communities can be challenging even though environments and interventions are provided to address these problems. With the help of a trained and skilled mental health expert, senior community residents can overcome reluctance and take full advantage of all community 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.