As we understand the growing needs of the older adult community, Vantage Point of Northwest Arkansas is proud to offer an acute inpatient treatment for adults age 55 and up. There are many challenges that older adults face that younger adults may not have yet had to face – the loss of loved ones, multiple physical ailments, the gradual reduction in ability to live independently, and social isolation. Additionally, many older adults struggle with similar mental health disorders and chemical dependencies as other age groups. Many older adults suffer from late-onset depression, anxiety about finances or worsening health, prolonged grieving due to multiple losses, suicidal thoughts, bipolar disorder, psychosis, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Vantage Point believes that complete coordination between medical care and psychiatric care is key to helping many of our older adults return to their previous level of functioning and lead normal, productive lives. As many medical conditions can exacerbate existing psychiatric disorders and vice versa, it’s important that both physicians and psychiatrists work together to create a plan of care for our senior adults in order to promote optimal wellness.
Treatment of older adults is never a one-size-fits-all approach, so we use a multidisciplinary team of experts who will work in tandem to assess, diagnose, and work with the client and his or her loved ones to create a plan of care that will meet all of the older adult’s care needs. Together, we can ensure that all of our client’s needs are met – mind, body, and spirit.