Senior Wellness Services


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HSHS Holy Family Hospital Senior Wellness Health Unit is an inpatient 10-bed, Medicare-certified service designed to address issues specifically related to individuals 55 years and older. When someone is suffering from behavioral health problems, it is important to recognize behaviors that might need further evaluation.  These symptoms may include:

  • Diminished Interest in Activities
  • Feelings of Worthlessness
  • Recurrent thoughts of Death and Suicide
  • Personality Changes
  • Unexplained physical ailments or changes in eating and sleeping patterns
  • Confused Thinking and/or Memory Loss
  • Excessive Fears
  • Anxieties or Suspiciousness
  • Withdrawal from others
  • Inability to cope with daily living skills resulting in unsafe behaviors
  • Hallucinations and Delusions

Our goal is to improve and maintain each patient's self-respect and dignity. We place equal emphasis on the healing of mind, body, and spirit. Our unit offers high-quality care in a pleasant, short-term, secure setting. For more information please call 618-664-2240.
 

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Outpatient Senior Wellness

Outpatient Senior Wellness is an intensive outpatient treatment program for adults 55 and over that provides group, individual, and family counseling as well as medication management.  Patients are assisted in learning strategies and techniques to cope with depression, unresolved grief, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem, sleep problems, and loneliness. The treatment team includes a physician, primary therapist, and nurse  to help coordinate patient care. Staff coordinates care with patients’ primary care physician to ensure the best quality care. The program is confidential. Noon meal is provided as well as transportation. Patients are provided with follow-up care post one year graduation. For more information please call 618-664-2252.  


Memory Screenings

Many causes of memory decline are treatable and sometimes reversible if an accurate assessment can be done.  The earlier a diagnosis can be made, the more treatment options may be possible.  If the memory loss is caused by a condition that is not reversible, such as Alzheimer’s disease, medications and other interventions are available in the early, middle and late stages of the disease.

Holy Family Hospital serves as a Memory and Aging Network provider, as designated by the Illinois Department of Public Health and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  We work with the SIU School of Medicine Center for Alzheimer’s disease and Related Disorders in Springfield to provide education, assessment, and referrals for patients and their families.

Please call 618-664-1230 Ext.8354 for information or 618-664-1230 Ext.8411 to set up an appointment for a memory assessment.