Senior Services Program

Senior Services Programs and Family Counseling

Our seniors program follows a structured day similar to other units. However, this program allows more time between group sessions, uses decreased stimuli, and has meals in the community room to address the needs of our older adults. Our on-site gerontologist works with the patients as well as the family (when possible) to provide support and assistance with discharge plans.

Age-specific senior services programming offered by Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services:

  • Relaxation and healthy living groups
  • Enhanced coping skills to better manage anxiety
  • Stress reduction
  • Nutrition education

Our senior services program also includes goal development, arts and crafts, games such as bingo, group therapy and family collaboration sessions. We have a unit specially equipped for our seniors that includes larger rooms and bathrooms with wheelchair access, call buttons, handrails and hospital beds for easier mobility.

Most of the patients that enter our Senior Services program are diagnosed with depression, anxiety, or other psychiatric disorders. Due to the age and complex nature of these cases, our professionals often recommend family collaboration to encourage recovery and a patient’s comfort while at our facility.

Physicians are on the medical staff of Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services. The facility shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians. Model representations of real patients are shown. Actual patients cannot be divulged due to HIPAA regulations.