Memorial Hospital
Evergreen Center – Senior Counseling Services

Tomorrow can be a better day.

Are you concerned about your emotional health, or that of a friend or family member? Anyone can struggle emotionally, and the staff at the Evergreen Center is here to help.

How do I know if I am depressed?

  • Loss of sleep
  • Poor appetite
  • Uncontrolled fear
  • Tearfulness
  • Depression
  • Feeling out of control
  • Excessive worrying
  • Isolation at home

What counseling services are available for depression?

Specializing in counseling services for the mature adult, Evergreen Center provides:

  • Free screening and assessment
  • Group counseling
  • Individual counseling
  • Medication management
  • Psychiatric evaluations
  • Individualized treatment
  • Memory impairment evaluations
  • Consultation with other professionals/agencies

Is group therapy available for depression?

Outpatient group therapy is one means for improving quality of life. The Evergreen Center helps seniors connect with other people experiencing similar life challenges. Group counseling is very effective in treating the following:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bi-polar disorder
  • Early-stage Alzheimer’s
  • Life adjustment problems
  • Stress disorders
  • Grief and loss

Is depression among older people common?

Mature adults can become depressed as they deal with physical challenges and illnesses associated with the aging process. Coping with the loss of loved ones and friends also plays a role. Older adults are at the highest risk for complications and life-threatening events related to their depression.

You may not realize your friend or family member is depressed, as depressed people may not talk about how they are feeling. If you suspect a person is depressed, ask about changes in sleep patterns, loss of appetite, difficulty concentrating or a lack of interest in regularly enjoyed activities. In these cases, physical complaints can decrease or resolve following treatment for depression.

What financial arrangements are available to cover the cost of treating depression?

Counseling services are covered by Medicare and most insurance companies.

Our team

Evergreen Center’s dedicated treatment team includes licensed professionals who are trained to recognize and manage the special needs of older adults.

For more information or to schedule an assessment, contact Evergreen at 217-357-6516, Monday through Friday.

Can you recommend some more useful resources for depression?

changedirection.org
mentalhealthamerica.net

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