As adults age, social issues can have a significant impact upon the physical and mental health of seniors. Some of the major contributors to social and psychological problems for seniors include

  • Loneliness from losing a spouse and friends
  • Inability to independently manage regular activities of living
  • Difficulty coping and accepting physical changes of aging
  • Frustration with ongoing medical problems and increasing number of medications
  • Social isolation as adult children are engaged in their own lives
  • Feeling inadequate from inability to continue to work
  • Boredom from retirement and lack of routine activities
  • Financial stresses from the loss of regular income

These factors can have a negative impact on overall health of an older adult. Addressing these psychosocial problems is an integral component of seniors’ complex medical care. Yet the combination of medical and mental health issues can make diagnosis and treatment challenging. Because these issues may lead to depression, anxiety or mood disorders, it is best that seniors are treated by specially trained psychiatrists and treatment teams.

Senior Care at The BridgeWay 

For over 30 years, The BridgeWay has been caring for Arkansans of all ages. While we have always served seniors, we have developed a new program for adults 55 and older. As a leader in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of adults, Senior Care is designed to serve older adults who may be struggling with the transition from one stage of life to another. The goal of Senior Care is to provide a continuum of care of inpatient and outpatient services within a safe environment that bring hope, help, and healing to those who are seeking a sense of wellness.

Senior Care Treatment Options

Inpatient Treatment

  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Intensive Therapeutic Environment
  • Board Certified Psychiatrist/Neurologist
  • Multidisciplinary Treatment Approach
  • 24 Hour Nursing Care
  • Social Worker
  • Activity Therapist
  • Family Participation
  • Discharge/Aftercare Planning

Outpatient Treatment

  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • On-Going Medication Management
  • Outpatient Counseling
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment
  • Partial Hospitalization

Referral Process

The BridgeWay accepts referrals from physicians, assisted living facilities, community agencies and facilities, mental health professionals, or family members. You may contact one of the numbers below and ask for our Assessment and Referral Department to schedule an assessment.  For a referral to Senior Care at The BridgeWay call 800-245-0011.