BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROGRAMS AVAILABLE THROUGH
DAVIS HEALTH SYSTEM
Laurel Place is designed to treat and improve the lives of people ages 55 and older who are suffering from depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, social withdrawal, interpersonal conflicts and a wide range of other psychiatric conditions.
Located at Davis Medical Center in Elkins, WV, Laurel Place is there to offer specialized care for the challenges that some seniors face.
Our team includes experienced and board-certified psychiatrists, therapists, nurses and therapeutic support staff.
INTEGRATED MEDICINE - INTEGRATED PRIMARY CARE
What is Integrative Medicine?
This approach to health care blends conventional medicine (including use of drugs and high-tech techniques, when appropriate) with evidence - based, natural, less invasive therapies (e.g. dietary change, meditation, acupuncture, yoga, herbal medicine and therapeutic massage.)
It highlights a patient - practitioner relationship that offers personalized, participatory care while emphasizing healing of the whole person - mind, body, and spirit - in the context of our relationships and social environment.
* Integrated care offers treatment for ailments, but is also very attentive to the broader concepts of health promotion (e.g. lifestyle counseling and dietary guidance) and the prevention of illness (i.e. eliminating ailment causes or increasing resistance to disease) is fundamental.
* Patients understand the importance of self - care techniques that may require lifestyle changes, rather than relying entirely on the health care system to "fix" the patient.
Our integrated primary care offers a specialized service where medical providers and behavioral health clinicians work together as a team, focusing on providing patient - centered care in a medical setting. Our approach of integrated medicine treats immediate health problems as well as go beyond the treatment of symptoms to address all the causes of the illness.
At Davis Medical Center, Dr. Scott works as a primary care behaviorist with advanced training and experiences in the field of mental/behavioral health and also as a team partner with medical providers, including our OBGYN service to pregnant women who have a history of addiction. Dr. Scott's main concentration is on the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders that include depression, manic depression, anxiety, and substance abuse disorders. Dr. Scott works to connect the medical condition to mental/behavioral health problems, consulting with our medical providers to help address the mental health problems of people who also have heatlh concerns.
Depression and Anxiety aren't healthy at any age. The issues affecting seniors are uniquely challenging. Declining physical ability, loss of loved ones and isolation can lead to depression, anxiety and other issues. But problems like these are not normal at any age. It can be hard to recognize an older adult in need. It may also be difficult to get them to accept assistance. People who have been healthy and independent for such a long time can often resist help with the emotional and physical changes they know are taking place.
Let Us Help You Feel Better
Senior Life Solutions is an intensive outpatient counseling program which addresses the emotional and behavioral health of adults over the age of 65. Through a combination of therapies, education and wellness programs, Senior Life Solutions assists older adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, have recently experienced a traumatic event and a host of many other symptoms.
With this program, patients can discover how to handle life's challenges and find joy once again. The program works to improve the emotional stability and increase general functioning, as well as help patients identify, develop and increase the use of effective coping skills by emphasizing the existing strengths of the individual and/or family system.
Who Benefits From This Program?
Problems that may indicate a need for referral to Senior Life Solutions include:
- Anxiety, Nervousness
- Depressed Mood
- Difficulty Coping with Health/Physical Changes
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Feelings of Hopelessness or Helplessness
- Isolation or Loneliness
- Low Self-Esteem
- Personality Changes
- Sleep or Appetite Changes
- Unresolved Grief
Senior Life Solutions staff work with patients to determine the most appropriate treatment for each person and their family. This initial admission assessment is free and confidential.
The multi-disciplinary treatment team at Senior Life Solutions is designed to help people overcome these trying circumstances and improve their quality of life. Along with the patient, family members, and the family doctor, the team includes a board-certified psychiatrist, a licensed therapist, a licensed practical nurse, and other trained professionals to ensure patients receive the best possible care.
Services offered include: psychiatric evaluation, group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, medication education, psychiatric medication management and discharge planning. Treatment usually starts with three treatment days each week for about three hours each day, decreasing in time as the participant progresses.
Referrals to Senior Life Solutions can be made by anyone, including a patient's physician, family member, or other health care professional. Senior Life Solutions is located at 6 Healthcare Drive, Philippi, WV. To make a referral, please call 304.457.8132.