Senior Life Solutions

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 ext. 2040.

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The Lifeline is FREE, confidential, and always available. HELP a loved one, a friend, or yourself deal with trauma. Community crisis centers answer Lifeline calls.

Having trouble coping?

After a traumatic event, problems may come and go. It’s important to know when to ask for help. Please call us if you or someone you know is experiencing any of the following problems, especially if a problem is making it hard to get through the day or is getting worse.

  • Eating or sleepign too much or too little
  • Pulling away from people and things
  • Having low or no energy
  • Felling numb or like nothing matters
  • Having unexplained aches and pains
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than you should
  • Feeling unusually confused or forgetful; on edge, angry, or upset; or worried and scared
  • Fighting with family and friends
  • Unable to get rid of troubling thoughts and memories
  • Thinking of hurting or killing yourself or someone else
  • Unable to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school

Call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

(en espanol, 1-888-638-9454)

“With Help Comes Hope”

Community Grief Support

Grief continues well after a loss and each individual experience i sunique. Many who are grieving find it helpful to talk with others going through a similar experience.

To support you on your journey, Home Health United offers free frief support options to anyone in the community who has experienced loss, regardless of whether your loved one was a HHU patient or not. 

In addition to this drop-in group, HHU offers sessions across our service area.

Visit our website at HomeHealthUnited.org for the most up to date listings. Groups are added throughout the year. 

For more information about the Grief Support Program, please call 1-877-356-4514.

(ADRC) Aging and Disability Resource Center of Eagle Country

Connecting YOU with Supports and Services

www.adrceagle.org

1-877-794-2372

What Can You Find at the ADRC?

  • Service: Information & Assistance

Specialists are knowledgeable about programs and services available for older people and people with disabilities and will help navigate the process

  • Access: Benefit Programs

Benefits Specialists will work with you as advocates to resolve issues you may have with programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

  • Understanding: Available Opportunities

Together we will explore possibilities, review resources, and offer guidance to enable you to make your own choices for living a rewarding and meaningful life, now and in the future. We will isten to you every step of the way.

How We Can Help You

Stay Healthy

Learn about local education, prevention and nutrition programs, and screening services to promote health and wellness.

Discover Long Term Care Options

Options counseling offers information about choices that are available to meet your long-term care needs. An options counselor discusses factors to consider when making long-term care decisions.

Transition to Adult Life

Providing assistance to you and your family as you transition from adolescence to adulthood.

Find a Ride

Connecting you with access to reach your destination.

Receive Support

Offering information and assistance as you care for a family member, loved one, or neighbor.

Share Your Time to Help Others

Matching you with an opportunity to have a meaningful experience in your community.

Who We Serve

We are here to connect you with local services and resources to keep you living well and independently. We serve people:

  • Age 60 and older;
  • Age 18 and older with physical or developmental/ intellectual disabilities;
  • Age 18 and older with mental health or substance abuse issues.
  • Caregivers, family, friends, and the community.

Our information and assistance is FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.

Local Offices

In Crawford County:

225 N. Beaumont Rd Ste. 117
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
(608) 326-0235

In Juneau County:

220 E. La Crosse St.
Mauston, WI 53948
(608) 847-9371

In Richland County:

221 W. Seminary St.
Richland Center, WI 53581
(608) 647-4616

In Sauk County:

505 Broadway
Baraboo, WI 53913
(608) 355-3289