Madison County Memorial Hospital Announces Senior Life Solutions Partnership

Madison County Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce a partnership with Senior Life Solutions. Senior Life Solutions will be located in at Madison County Memorial Hospital located at 300 W Hutchings Street, Winterset, IA 50273.

Aging brings many joys – more time with family and freedom in retirement – but our older years can also bring difficult life transitions including the loss of loved ones and stresses of age-related health concerns.

Madison County Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program, an intensive outpatient group therapy program, is designed to meet the unique needs of older adults over the age of 65 struggling with depression and anxiety often related to aging.  Individuals may benefit from the Senior Life Solutions program if they are experiencing any of the following common indicators or triggers:

  • 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, participants meet 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 professionals dedicated to the emotional well-being of the seniors in our community.

Marcia Hendricks, RN, MHA, FACHE, CEO of Madison County Health Care System said, “We are very excited about hosting Senior Life Solutions. This program has a track record of providing wonderful services for the elderly in similar sized communities.” She said, “What I am really impressed with is that it is an evidence-based service that improves the quality of life for our seniors.”

Family members, physicians, or other health professionals can refer individuals to the program.

For more information, call the Madison County Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program at 545-462-5120.