The Seasons Program involves the individual’s primary care physician in partnership with Olympia Medical Center’s Team of geriatric behavioral health specialists to integrate medical and mental health treatment plans.
Online PR News – 28-June-2012 – Los Angeles, CA – In June 2012, Olympia Medical Center began the continuation of the Seasons Program that originated at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. The Seasons Program assists patients with the challenges of aging and how to maintain the highest possible level of independence and ability.
Retirement, health issues, changing finances, the loss of loved ones or the prospect of losing independence can be overwhelming. For many seniors, proper intervention is key to achieving and maintaining their highest level of health, activity and autonomy. Patients participate in an intensive, multi-function program 2-3 days a week for 2-3 hours. This program is comprised of group therapy management services.
The Seasons Program involves the individual’s primary care physician in partnership with Olympia Medical Center’s Team of geriatric behavioral health specialists to integrate medical and mental health treatment plans. The program’s interdisciplinary team includes geriatric psychiatrists, registered nurses, licensed clinical social workers and other mental health professionals.
The benefits offered by the Seasons Program include: (1) Skills to cope with and manage depression, anxiety and grief and loss issues; (2) Social interaction and reintegration into community life; (3) Enhanced pleasure in daily living; and (4) Medication management and stabilization.
The Seasons Program fits well with Olympia Medical Center’s Adult and Senior Behavioral Health Programs known as Reflections Outpatient Psychiatric Services and complements Olympia’s Center for Geriatric Health Center. Seasons Program services include: Goal setting, Coping skills, Grief and loss counseling, Stress and Anxiety management and Assertiveness skills training.
Additional benefits of the Seasons Program include: Referrals to community services, transportation to and from the program based on need, nurturing therapeutic environment, complimentary hot lunch, and validated parking .
Candidates for the Seasons Program are people 55 and older who are experiencing Depression, Loss of pleasure in activities previously enjoyed, Declining ability to function in daily life, Feelings of anxiety or panic, Significant changes in eating or sleeping, Withdrawal from family or friends, Significant personality changes, Feelings of hopelessness or helplessness and Self-destructive thoughts.
The admission process is easy and straight-forward. Call (323) 932-5056 and a trained staff member will help schedule an appointment.
About Olympia Medical Center
Olympia Medical Center is a physician owned hospital located in the heart of Los Angeles and has been providing medical care to nearby communities since 1948. Services at the 204-bed acute care hospital include comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, diagnostic imaging and award winning 24-hour emergency care. The hospital is dedicated to clinical excellence and delivering health care services in a patient-centered, community focused environment. Services include the California Digestive Diseases Institute, the Los Angeles Center for Spine Care and Research, the Center for Wound Management and Hyperbaric Medicine, the Continent Ostomy Center, the Reflections Outpatient Behavioral Health Program, and the Center for Geriatric Health. Olympia Medical Center is a fully accredited hospital. To learn more about Olympia Medical Center, visit www.olympiamc.com