Cherokee Regional Medical Center
300 Sioux Valley Drive
Cherokee, Iowa 51012
(712)225-3368 ext. 202
December 23, 2019 – For Immediate Release!
Cherokee Regional Medical Center Announces Senior Life Solutions Partnership
Services to begin January 16, 2020
Cherokee Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is pleased to announce a partnership with Senior Life Solutions. Senior Life Solutions will be located in the previous Cherokee Regional Clinic location at 300 Sioux Valley Drive in Cherokee, next to the new CRMC Foot & Ankle Clinic.
To launch the partnership, CRMC will host a come and go open house featuring Senior Life Solutions, as well as CRMC’s new Foot & Ankle Clinic, on Sunday, January 5, 2020, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend and take advantage of the opportunity to meet Senior Life Solutions, and CRMC Foot & Ankle Clinic staff and providers who will be seeing patients in the newly remodeled clinic space. Refreshments will be served.
Cherokee Regional Medical Center’s Senior Life Solutions is an intensive outpatient group therapy program designed to meet the unique needs of older adults typically ages 65 and over struggling with symptoms of depression and anxiety, stress from age-related health concerns, or difficult life transitions such as the loss of a loved one. 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:
- Recently experienced a traumatic event
- Lost a spouse or close family member
- Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
- Changes in appetite
- Difficulty sleeping
- Loss of energy
- Feelings of sadness or grief lasting more than two weeks
- Feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness
Following an individual assessment, patients meet up to three times per week in a supportive, encouraging group setting. The program staff includes a board-certified psychiatrist, licensed social workers, a registered nurse, and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the emotional well-being of the seniors in our community.
“We are excited to begin the partnership with Senior Life Solutions to bring these much needed services to the Cherokee area,” says Gary Jordan, CEO/President of Cherokee Regional Medical Center. “Senior Life Solutions has an excellent track record and we feel this partnership will be extremely beneficial to the patients and families we serve.”
Referrals to the program can be made by anyone, including a patient’s physician, family member, the patient them self, or another healthcare professional.
For more information, call the Cherokee Regional Medical Center Senior Life Solutions program at 712.225.1509.
ABOUT SENIOR LIFE SOLUTIONS
Founded in 2003, Senior Life Solutions is managed by Psychiatric Medical Care (PMC), a leading behavioral healthcare management company. Focused on addressing the needs of rural and underserved communities, PMC manages inpatient behavioral health units, intensive outpatient programs, and telehealth services in more than 20 states. The company’s services provide evaluation and treatment for patients suffering from depression, anxiety, mood disorders, memory problems, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other behavioral health problems. For more information, visit www.psychmc.com.
About Cherokee Regional Medical Center
Cherokee Regional Medical Center (CRMC), an affiliate of UnityPoint Health, provides a complete circle of care to the residents of Cherokee County and the surrounding area through a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital and full-time Emergency Services. In addition, CRMC supports four regional medical clinics located in the communities of Cherokee, Aurelia, Marcus and Holstein; The Beck, a 32-unit senior living complex; home health and hospice services; Cherokee County Public Health services; and the CRMC Wellness Center. For more information, visit Cherokee Regional Medical Center online at www.cherokeermc.org.
Photo- Members of the CRMC Senior Life Solutions team include (left to right): Jennifer Gravenish, Program Director; Jessica Goodlaxson, Therapist; Robin Foresman, Office Patient Coordinator.