Community Memorial Hospital Announces Senior Life Solutions Partnership

Community Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce a partnership with Senior Life Solutions. Senior Life Solutions will be located in Community Memorial Hospital located at 909 W 1St Street, Sumner, Iowa 50674.

Community Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions department is an intensive outpatient group therapy program designed to meet the unique needs of individuals typically 65 and older experiencing depression and/or anxiety related to life changes that are often associated with aging. Individuals may benefit from the Senior Life Solutions program if they are experiencing any of the following common indicators or triggers of depression and anxiety:   

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

Following an individual assessment, participants meet up to three times per week in a supportive, encouraging group setting. The program is also offering emotional support to patients from the comfort of their homes. Teletherapy services are offered via telephone or computer, without the need to meet in person.  

The program staff includes a board-certified psychiatrist, licensed therapists, a registered nurse, and other professionals dedicated to the emotional well-being of the seniors in our community.
Susie Meyer BSN RN, Program Director stated “Our team is committed to providing excellent care and investing in our community. We are available to answer questions and provide community members with mental health education, information, and resources”

Anyone can refer a patient to the program, including a physician, family member, the patient, or another healthcare professional.  

For more information, call the Community Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program at (563) 578-2178