Senior Life Solutions

Senior Life Solutions at The Richland Hospital

Senior woman and man sitting in a lovely garden enjoying coffee and conversation.

Hospital-Based Geriatric Outpatient Behavioral Health Care

Aging brings many joys – more time with family and freedom in retirement – but our older years can also bring difficult life transitions including the loss of loved ones and stresses of age-related health concerns.

The Richland Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program, an intensive outpatient group counseling program, is designed to meet the unique needs of individuals over the age of 65 struggling with depression and anxiety often related to aging.

If you or someone you know has experienced any of the following, this program might be right for you.

  • Recently experienced a traumatic event
  • Lost a spouse or close family member
  • Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
  • Changes in appetite
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Loss of energy
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Feelings of sadness or grief lasting more than two weeks
  • Feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness

Following an individual assessment, participants meet three times per week in a supportive, encouraging group setting. The program staff includes a board-certified psychiatrist, licensed social workers, a registered nurse, and other professionals dedicated to the emotional well-being of the seniors in our community.

Family members, physicians, or other health professionals can refer individuals to the program.

For more information about Senior Life Solutions, contact Richland Hospital at 608 647-6321 Extension 2040.

Stephanie Hegland, R.N.
Program Director

Bobbi Bell, L.C.S.W.
Program Therapist

Deb Johnson, C.N.A.
Patient Coordinator

Dr. Jacob Behrens, Hospitalist Medicine at Richland Hospital
Jacob Behrens, MD

Psychiatry and Neurology; Board Certified

  • Medical School at Wisconsin School of Medicine.
  • Residency at University of Wisconsin Medical School.


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