Senior adults are valued and loved members of our society. Changes in our bodies as we age can be numerous, and they can compound or have implications in our ability to be social and on our psychological well-being, which has a direct and proven impact on our biopsychosocial health—and really, our mental health.
Aging adults also have other factors impacting our mental health:
20% of people over 55 have a behavioral health problem that results in distress and dysfunction.
25% of older adults have a diagnosable behavioral health problem (usually a mood or anxiety disorder).
66% of elderly people with a diagnosable behavioral health disorder are not receiving services.
(Source: World Health Organization)
The older adult population also experiences the second highest rate of suicide. Risk factors include pain, substance use disorder, and isolation. Older adults with an untreated behavioral health disorder are more likely to smoke and abuse substances, and are less likely to eat healthy, and exercise.
Normal aging involves a decline in functioning, sensory, and physical abilities; but it does not include illness, disease, and behavioral health disorders. Behavioral health disorders are not a normal part of aging, and they are treatable. At Comprehensive Healthcare, we are available to offer services designed specifically to address the unique needs of older adults.
For more information please contact a Comprehensive Healthcare center near you. Our Yakima Center has a dedicated Senior Adult Services team, and our teams in Sunnyside and Ellensburg offer Geriatric Rehabilitation. However, all of our locations offer supportive outpatient mental health services, equipped and trained to assist individuals of all ages.
Services are provided in the following locations:
402 E. First #101
Cle Elum, WA 98922
707 N. Pearl Street Ste K
Ellensburg, WA 98926
112 West Main Street
Goldendale, WA 98620
2715 Saint Andrews Loop, Ste. C
Pasco, WA 99301
1319 Saul Road
Sunnyside, WA 98944
(509) 837-2089 Ext 2700
1520 Kelly Place
Walla Walla, WA 99362
432 N.E. Tohomish Street
White Salmon, WA 98672
402 S. 4th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902