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Senior Services

Levels of Care

The professional staff includes physicians, nurses, and licensed therapists who are trained specifically in understanding changes associated with the aging process. Following assessment, an appropriate treatment plan is agreed upon by the participant and staff which focuses on:
  • Improved emotional health,
    socialization, and well being
  • Grief counseling
  • Recreational activities
  • Exercise and individual therapy
  • Support Groups

Inpatient Senior Services

The Senior Inpatient Program serves individuals with a variety of needs. Often seniors present with a combination of physical, emotional, and/or psychiatric problems such as infection, COPD, heart conditions, Parkinson's Disease, depression, confusion, anxiety disorders, agitation, and/or bereavement. Thorough biopsychosocial evaluations are administered so as to obtain a holistic picture of the struggles being experienced by the individual.

Those receiving inpatient care reside in the Senior Unit with age appropriate peers. Professionals from psychiatry, medicine, recreation, nursing, and therapy design each individual's care plan. Treatment activities include pharmacotherapy, individual, family, group, and recreational therapies. Additional efforts are made to establish a comprehensive aftercare plan before completing inpatient care to prevent re-hospitalization or decompensation. The senior as well as family members are encouraged to participate in developing this plan.


Outpatient Senior Services


The DePaul Center also offers the Senior Gateway program. The Senior Gateway program was developed specifically to address changes that are associated with aging. The goal is to improve quality of life by maintaining or improving self-esteem.

The Senior Gateway program is for seniors experiencing:

  • Grief related to a recent loss, such as the death of a spouse or friend
  • Depression, anxiety, or stress
  • Feelings of worthlessness or helplessness
  • Changes in mood, interest, and hobbies
  • Confusion, erratic behavior, forgetfulness
  • Anger or emotional outbursts
  • Changes in appetite or sleeping habits
  • Physical problems or declining health
  • Changes in environment or lifestyle
For more information on Senior Services, or to schedule an assessment, please call Providence DePaul Center (254) 776 - 5970.
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