Many people face numerous losses in later life. These losses might include: loss of independence, abilities, loved ones and their home. As a result, some elderly people suffer from symptoms of grief or depression that might be ignored or misinterpreted as normal patterns of aging. There are warning signs that a loved one may need treatment or help in understanding the changes in their lives. Some of these signs are:

  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Tearfulness
  • Agitation
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Memory Loss
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Change in Appetite
  • Feelings of Hopelessness or Helplessness

The Senior Health Care Center at Great Plains Regional Medical Center understands how difficult it can be for a family member or caregiver to watch a loved one struggle through physical and emotional difficulties. At Senior Health Care Center, the focus is on helping patients achieve optimal level of functioning. Each patient receives a thorough evaluation of their physical and emotional needs. A team of physicians, nurses, social workers and therapists work with the patient and family to design a treatment plan specific to each patient. The patient participates in a program of activities and therapies designed to help patients cope with family change and loss.

To learn more about the Senior Health Care Center at Great Plains Regional Medical Center, call 580-303-5855.