Aging presents unique stressors and challenges often dismissed as part of the “normal aging process,” making seniors vulnerable to decline in cognitive, emotional, and mental functioning. It is hard to prepare for and cope with change at any age, but the way in which seniors adjust to new their new home environment can have a great impact on their overall quality of life and sense of well being.
Senior Support Network believes that all individuals deserve access to quality healthcare, support, counseling, and therapy services. By focusing on empowerment and improved self-esteem, the many interventions we provide can help make life seem more manageable, and improve feelings of positive self worth and independence.
Positive Outcomes for Residents:
Residents can receive one on one individual therapy and counseling where they live, on-site within their assisted living community, or in the comfort and privacy of their own room or apartment.
Services are tailored specifically to meet the needs of each individual, and personalized treatment plans are developed.
Achieving positive outcomes for residents receiving therapeutic services!
Regular psychotherapeutic interventions have been proven effective in improving physical functioning and decreasing symptoms of certain diseases in adult care settings.
Memory training and cognitive interventions have been proven to slow the progression of memory loss and stabilize the decline of memory functioning.
Stress is reduced for residents who would benefit from therapy services and memory training but would have needed to travel off-site for appointments.
Residents will benefit from shared communication with caregivers, family, and staff when an efficient “team approach” to care and support is used.
By developing compensatory skills and applying improved memory functioning to activities of daily living, sessions with our clinicians can help residents:
- enhance organizational skills
- keep a weekly planner/highlight important dates & appointments
- remember meal times
- attend activities and events
- reduce the frequency of misplacing items
Helpful for individuals experiencing:
- Loss, grief, and bereavement
- Feelings of loneliness and isolation
- Lack of socialization
- Anger and irritability
- Decline in physical capabilities
- Decline in cognitive abilities
Changes in home environment – As in any stage of life, adjusting to change can be difficult and can have a profound impact on one’s sense of independence and organization.
Mental health issues – In order to maintain an overall sense of well being, it is critical that the same emphasis is placed on cognitive, mental, and emotional health as to physical health. Antidepressants alone do not provide the positive results seen in individuals receiving psychiatric medications in conjunction with therapeutic interventions.
Diagnosis of chronic illness – Doctors often focus on the medical treatment of physical illnesses without regard to the emotional distress the diagnosis causes.
Issues related to memory – Despite natural decline in memory function, seniors still want to feel useful, productive, and independent.
If you are a resident of an assisted living community and want to know if services by Senior Support Network are right for you, give us a call at (732) 757-2302. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
How we can help residents:
Assessment and evaluation of needs
Development of a personalized care plan involving all systemic supports
Monitoring overall mental health and effectiveness of treatment over time
On-site counseling–eliminating the need for transportation to services
Social and environmental support
Improving independence and confidence in one’s abilities
Cognitive testing to determine beneficial interventions
Preventative memory care therapies
Organization and attention skill building to support memory impairments
Psychoeducation, empowerment, and encouragement
Advocacy and referrals within the community as needed
Encourage and support a healthier lifestyle
Increase socialization and participation in group activities