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Wednesday, 25 June 2014 13:39

Senior Life Solutions offers psychiatric help

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Swain County Hospital offers Senior Life Solutions, a program that facilitates intensive outpatient psychiatric care for adults and seniors with Medicare. The program, which is located inside Swain County Hospital, is available to individuals through physician or self referral. 

Patients experiencing symptoms such as depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, suicidal thoughts, social withdrawal, disorientation, hallucinations, feelings of worthlessness, interpersonal conflicts, deterioration of daily living skills, and other psychiatric symptoms that disrupt daily life could benefit from participating in the program. 

Individuals in the program have access to psychiatric appointments with licensed clinical social workers as well as monthly appointments with psychiatrist Dr. James Greene, who also serves as medical director of the program. 

“This program is truly a resource for the community that cannot be found elsewhere,” said Lacy Webster, RN, program director. 

The program begins with three-hour treatment sessions up to three days per week, with treatment time lessening as symptoms improve. Follow-up care is provided. Free transportation is also available to program participants dependent upon location and appointment times. 


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