Senior Health

Mental Wellness

Seniors sometimes find it hard to cope for various reasons. Here are a few of the challenges our patients say they have difficulty facing:

  • Death and loss of family, friends and loved ones
  • Symptoms of depression, such as changes in mood, appetite, sleep patterns, loss of interest in activity they once enjoyed, lack of energy, and death wish
  • Anxiety, fears, worries
  • Relationship and family problems
  • Loneliness and feelings of isolation
  • Difficulty remembering
  • Stress and difficulty with changes
  • Physical health problems

Learning to Cope

Evaluation and Assessment

Leading-edge assessment and diagnostic tools help us identify how to best help a senior who's having difficulty coping with life’s demands.

Individual Therapy

One-on-one meetings help monitor symptoms and measure results.

Group Therapy

Small groups of seniors with similar issues meet with a therapist for a guided, relevant discussion.

Family Education and Support

No one is an island. By helping family and caregivers understand the therapeutic approach to the senior’s issues, faster healing can take place.

Family Therapy

The individual and family members meet with a therapist as a group to work on the relationships unique to that family unit.

Pharmacotherapy

New medications can often improve mental health.

ECT

Sometimes severe depression is treated by a modern, effective method called electroconvulsive therapy or “ECT.”

 

Contact Us

Phone:
(585) 784-2999

Email:seniors@urmc.rochester.edu