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Health First Senior Behavioral Wellness

About Our Services

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 does not have to be 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 individuals and can determine how to best integrate a treatment plan that fully encompasses the patient and their family. Referrals for an assessment may come from the patient, physicians and other health care providers, a family member, a friend, or a caretaker.

Signs and Symptoms

As we age, changes in capabilities may not be immediately noticeable, or also hard for an independent person to admit. Asking for help may also be a very difficult step to take, but it is very important to recognize signs that could indicate medical assistance might be required.

To help ensure a healthy outlook on life is maintained, the program assists patients with overcoming obstacles that can be associated with growing older, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty coping with change
  • Trouble adjusting to retirement
  • Deterioration of daily living skills
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Crying spells and/or explosive anger
  • Debilitating problems with grief and loss
  • Adjusting to declining physical health
  • Negative changes in eating and sleeping habits
  • Memory loss, disorientation and/or hallucinations
  • Strained family relationships
  • Hopelessness often accompanied by suicidal thinking

Getting Help

The process begins with scheduling a confidential screening by a qualified professional. The screening will determine the level of care appropriate to each patient based on the presenting symptoms and their level of severity.

Each patient is unique. That’s why we offer an individualized treatment program in which services are provided under the care of a physician who will evaluate the patient on a regular basis.

What to Expect

Health First Senior Behavioral Wellness offers a structured short-term Intensive Outpatient Program that includes a variety of treatment options. Services may include the following:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Medication education
  • Psychiatric medication management
  • Spiritual considerations

Patients can expect to attend multiple group therapy services each day of treatment. In a typical week, this can average six to twelve hours depending upon the patient need for treatment as determined by the physician. The services may increase or decrease in hours per week based upon a thorough evaluation of the individual’s unique circumstances and their response to the treatment program.

About our Senior Behavioral Wellness Team

Our team is comprised of psychiatrists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, licensed therapists, and other nursing staff who provide outpatient care to older adults. We provide full evaluations and treatment plans for seniors struggling with mood or other psychological conditions that may be attributed to aging or can interfere with the quality of life.

Our mission is to serve our patients and family members with personal warmth and focus on returning each participant to the best of their individual capabilities.

We’re here to help. If you know of an older adult, loved one or patient who may be struggling with the issues that come along with aging, contact us today. One of our Senior Behavioral Wellness professionals will be happy to:

  • Answer any questions you may have
  • Assist with a referral
  • Set up a consultation

Treatment Costs

Please contact our office at 321.434.7604 with questions regarding insurance and coverage of services.

Address & Hours

8 am to 4:30 pm
Monday through Friday

3661 S. Babcock Street Melbourne, FL 32901
Map & Directions
P: 321.434.7604
F: 321.725.1998