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The Medical Center at Scottsville Launches “Senior Perspectives”

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Medical Center at Scottsville has launched a new program, Senior Perspectives, to address the mental health and well-being of older adults.

“As many people get older, their emotions and moods change just as the physical state of their bodies change,” says Jami Hughes, LCSW, program director for Senior Perspectives. “Too many times, seniors’ emotional health is overlooked. But it is important for people to be both physically and emotionally well, even in the golden years.”

Senior Perspectives operates on an outpatient basis and is staffed by a team of physicians, therapists, nurses and technicians. By operating on an outpatient basis, the program allows seniors to receive intensive level treatment without the high cost or inconvenience of being hospitalized. The cost of the program is covered by Medicare and most secondary insurance health plans, and normal deductibles and co-pays apply. For those that may not have transportation (handicap accessible), assistance can be coordinated by the Senior Perspectives program.

For more information regarding admission into Senior Perspectives, call (270) 622-2890. The Medical Center at Scottsville will host an open house for the Senior Perspectives program on Wednesday, February 3 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the hospital.