Senior Behavioral Wellness Services To Begin At Health First’s Palm Bay Hospital This Summer

By  //  April 11, 2016

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MANY OLDER ADULTS EXPERIENCE unique emotional stresses that can oftentimes be helped through specialized care. The compassionate, experienced staff at Health First Senior Behavioral Wellness is here to support older adults.

MANY OLDER ADULTS EXPERIENCE unique emotional stresses that can oftentimes be helped through specialized care. The compassionate, experienced staff at Health First Senior Behavioral Wellness is there to support older adults.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Health First announced that new Senior Behavioral Wellness services will be available at Health First’s Palm Bay Hospital this summer.

Services include an 18-bed program specializing in older adults requiring inpatient psychiatric stabilization.

The only one of its kind in Brevard County, the program will offer supportive care in a structured environment under the direction and supervision of a psychiatrist who will evaluate each patient and provide medication recommendations to manage symptoms.

Services will be offered by a multi-disciplinary treatment team comprised of nurses, therapists and appropriate healthcare professionals to meet the needs of each patient.

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Former military officer and diabetes specialist Dr. Wayne Brandes is now accepting patients for same day appointments at his office in Rockledge, located at 389 Commerce Parkway, just east of Murrell Road. CALL 321-434-6729 FOR A SAME DAY APPOINTMENT

• The Senior Behavioral Wellness program will offer services on a voluntary basis; individuals seeking admission must have capacity and be able to make informed decisions about their treatment.

• Patients can expect to participate in group therapy, and individual and family counseling, as well as other essential activities to stabilize symptoms, increase an overall sense of well-being and improve their quality of life.

• The average length of stay is approximately 12 to 14 days and may vary according to the individual needs of the patient.

Many older adults experience unique emotional stresses that can often be helped through specialized care such as what the Senior Behavioral Wellness services will offer.

CLCIK HERE for more information about Health First Senior Behavioral Wellness, or call 321-434-7604.

Health First Founded in 1995

Founded in 1995, Health First is Brevard County’s not-for-profit, community healthcare system.

HEALTH-FIRST-PRO-HEALTH-TIP-580-SThe fully integrated delivery network (IDN) includes health insurance plans, hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group and outpatient and wellness services.

As a locally owned, not-for-profit organization, Health First is committed to investing in our community. In 2014, Health First provided more than $119 million in community support.

To learn more about Health First and how the organization gives back to the community, please visit HFgivesback.org


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