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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Visitation Restrictions

Visitation restrictions are in effect at all Med Center Health hospitals and Cal Turner Rehab & Specialty Care.

Senior Perspectives

As we grow older, we all experience unique changes. These changes may include the loss of a spouse, family members, or friends. We may experience physical decline, loss of mobility, or independence. These changes can often become overwhelming, leading to more serious emotional health issues. Too many times emotional health of seniors is overlooked and its impact on physical healing and independence. Med Center Health recognizes the unique needs of senior adults and the importance of their overall well being.

Senior Perspectives is an outpatient counseling program for older adults who qualify for Medicare Part B or have a Medicare Advantage Plan. Through a combination of group, individual, and family therapy, nursing education and medication management, participants gain insight into their struggles and learn effective ways of coping.

The outpatient option allows seniors to receive an intensive level of treatment without the high cost or inconvenience of hospitalization. Transportation (handicap accessible) is coordinated by Senior Perspective’s staff.

For those who may benefit from our services, a complimentary confidential assessment can be scheduled. This free consultation will be conducted by a qualified mental health professional at your convenience and in your living environment.

Learn more about Senior Perspectives

Help is available for seniors facing serious emotional issues. Call Senior Perspectives for more information.

Scottsville – 270-622-2890
Franklin – 270-598-4920
Horse Cave/Caverna – 270-786-3031

Depression is not a normal part of growing older

Depression is a true and treatable medical condition, not a normal part of aging. However older adults are at an increased risk for experiencing depression. If you are concerned about a loved one, offer to go with him or her to see a health care provider to be diagnosed and treated.

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Tips for your mental health

Good mental health is just as important as good physical health. But we all face changes in life that can challenge our emotional well-being. Whatever happens in your life, make your mental health a priority.

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Depression and older adults

Depression is not a natural part of growing old. It’s a health condition that should be treated seriously and proactively. Depression in older adults, or in anyone, is a serious illness.

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