Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital Offers Behavioral Health for Older Adults
In Response to the Epidemic of Suicide in Older Adults, Transitions is the only inpatient program exclusively for older adults in Reno that treats mental health and addiction
Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital recently announced the opening of Transitions, a specialized inpatient program exclusively for people age 55 and older. Transitions in the only inpatient program in Reno that treats co-occurring conditions of mental health and Substance Use Disorder, specifically for this age group.
“As people age, they may be struggling with life-changing events such as retirement, divorce, onset of chronic illness, social withdrawal, lack of independence, or grief and loss,” said Novia Anderson, Ph.D., LCSW, Director of Clinical Services at Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital. “Happiness and quality-of-life should never have to be sacrificed. This program is designed to help older adults to transition through life’s journey with dignity.”
Tragically, Nevada has the highest elderly suicide rate in the nation according to America’s Health Rankings. In Nevada, there were 50 deaths by suicide per 100,000 people in the 75-84 age bracket, compared to the U.S. rate of 18.1 per 100,000. Nevada sees significantly more deaths by suicide per 100,000 for all age groups 55 and over.
“It is unfortunate that the health and wellbeing of older adults is often overlooked,” said Steve Shell, CEO of Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital. “We are proud to offer a safe and secure environment specifically for older adults that is comfortable, dignified and therapeutic.”
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Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital provides free and confidential assessments 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The number to call for assessments and referrals is 775-393-2201. Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital is located at 6940 Sierra Center Parkway near Target in the Meadowood area of south Reno.
Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital opened its doors in March of 2018 and is the first facility of its kind to be built from the ground up in our community in more than 35 years. The hospital provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient programs for psychiatric and addiction treatment for patients of all ages.
More information about Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital and its programs can be found at Renobehavioral.com.
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