Senior Behavioral Wellness

Many older adults experience unique emotional stresses that can oftentimes be helped through specialized care. The compassionate, experienced staff at Health First Senior Behavioral Wellness is here to support older adults.

Emotional despair is not a normal part of aging. From losing a spouse to learning to cope with physical and/or mental limitations, we are dedicated to providing individualized care and treatment for older adults. Quality of life can be renewed as the feelings of despair and hopelessness are changed to hope, joy and inner peace.

Our staff is familiar with the particular psychological needs of older adults and can determine how to best integrate a treatment plan that fully encompasses the client and their family. Referrals for an assessment may come from the client, physicians and other health care providers, a family member, a friend, or a caregiver.

Our services provide the level of care that you need:

Senior Behavioral Wellness intensive outpatient program is located at 3661 South Babcock St., Melbourne, FL. This voluntary program provides behavioral health services to older adults experiencing behavioral or emotional difficulties which result in a need for a level of care beyond traditional outpatient services. Individually designed group sessions focus on improving daily coping skills, managing symptoms of distress and increasing one's overall sense of well-being.

Located in Palm Bay Hospital, Senior Behavioral Wellness inpatient unit offers a short-term voluntary program for older adults experiencing psychiatric symptoms which require 24-hour acute inpatient treatment. Care in this unit involves stabilizing the crises that led to hospitalization, providing a thorough evaluation, developing a treatment plan and coordinating care in a supportive, physician-supervised environment.

Our team is comprised of medically trained physicians, licensed therapists, psychiatric nurses and supporting staff led by a psychiatrist. Our programs are specifically designed to meet the needs of older adults. If you have questions about our services, please call toll free 855.892.9007 for more information.