Seniors and their caregivers have unique problems and needs. Physical decline, loss of independence, safety concerns and deaths of friends and loved ones are just a few of the concerns that require special attention and can contribute to depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. Health care professionals have determined that emotional problems lessen the ability to cope with the natural aging process.
The Heritage Program is an outpatient mental health program that provides personalized treatment for older adults who may be having these difficulties. With the services of a psychiatrist who acts as the medical director of the program, social workers, counselors and mental health technicians, the program works to restore optimum mental and physical health.
The program also helps alleviate symptoms that interfere with a person’s ability to function and maximize independence. The program provides group, individual and family therapy, snacks, and a noon meal.
Services are covered by Medicare and some private insurance plans.
Val Verde Regional Medical Center