Treatment services provided to adults over the age of 60. Services include individual and group therapy, medication management, case management, education, and support groups.
Respite Care provides a temporary break from care-giving responsibilities allowing the family caregiver time to regroup, renew, recharge and restore balance in life and reduce stress. The in-home adult sitter provides supervision and socialization to individuals who live with their primary caregiver and who are not safe to be left alone due to illness or dementia. The respite receiver must reside with a caregiver and be 60 years of age or older; if 18-60 years old, must have a dementia diagnosis. For information, call 757-385-4135.
Senior Resource Center is located in the Creeds area. It is a place for seniors and their families to go for information, assistance, activities, and socialization. Open five days a week and staffed primarily by volunteers with one DHS Liaison, the Center provides a varying schedule of activities and lectures at no cost. For information, call 757-385-2175.
Southside Geropsychiatric services provides free consultations to families and facilities and training regarding geriatric mental health issues, including dementia. Staff can also do home or facility visits to consult with caregivers regarding behavioral disturbances which might put the senior adult at risk of needing psychiatric hospitalization. For information, call 757-385-4202.