Growing older should be a full and rewarding experience. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always come easily due to life changes that may cause serious emotional difficulties. The loss of physical abilities can mean a less-independent lifestyle. The death of friends and loved ones may lead to sadness and withdrawal. While these changes are temporary for most people, persistent personality changes or unusual behaviors may mean that your loved one suffers from an emotional illness requiring the compassionate care provided by the staff at the DeTar Adult Mental Health Center.
In a society that values youth and vitality, the elderly are frequently overlooked. Couple their advancing age with behavioral health issues, and they often become excluded and even ostracized. This isolation can lead to even further devolution, which is sometimes misinterpreted as a natural part of aging.
But the truth remains: Growing older does not dictate changes in mental acuity, and if your loved one exhibits changes like depression, insomnia, loss of interest in activities that were once pleasurable, thoughts of suicide or suicide attempts you should seek immediate medical attention because if these symptoms are addressed early and treated, mental status decline can be prevented or at least slowed.
Staffed by a team of dedicated mental health professionals,our program is designed help adults over the age of 55 regain their emotional balance. Focusing on the special needs of the elderly patient, the staff uses treatment plans that concentrate on enhancing the mental stability and independent functioning of each patient. Staff professionals work with medical physicians to identify a relationship that may exist between the elderly patient's mental state of mind and any physical illness or disease as the presence of mental health disorders often impacts other chronic diseases.
And treatment isn’t what is typically presented in mass media which often portrays an extremely negative perception of mental illness and treatment facilities. We offer patients a warm environment full of light and open space to encourage sharing and socialization with the staff and other patients. Our patients participate in group and individual therapy, and families are encouraged to play an active role in the healing process.
When one person in the family suffers from an emotional illness, everyone in the family is affected. We understand this and invite family members to visit their loved ones at the facility and to meet with the staff and express their feelings so they can learn coping skills to help reestablish healthy communication, which leads to stronger family ties and happier lives.
We’ve seen it time and time again now, treatment works. Mental health and well-being are critical to optimal functioning, physical health and satisfying social relationships. Our is goal is to stabilize our patients in order to maximize their independent function in a suitable living environment once they are discharged. By improving mental health, our patients are able to lead healthier, more independent lives.
If you believe you or your loved one would benefit from the comprehensive care we provide, requests for a free assessment can be made by contacting us at (361) 788-2335. A referral coordinator is available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week to respond promptly.
DeTar Healthcare System
DeTar Navarro - 506 E. San Antonio St.
Victoria, TX 77901