The Heritage Program for Senior Adults
Older adults and their caregivers have unique problems and needs.
Physical decline, loss of independence, safety concerns, and multiple
losses can contribute to depression and other mental health issues
for the elderly that decrease their ability to cope with the natural
The Heritage Program is an outpatient mental health treatment program
that provides individualized treatment to older adults to help them
cope with these issues.
The program offers group and family therapy, identification
of personal strengths, and practical training for daily needs to
improve the quality of life for elder adults and their families
in Hunt County, Sulphur Springs, and Cooper, Texas.
Patients receive intensive treatment Monday through
Friday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. They are treated in the least restrictive
environment possible, returning home each afternoon.
Treatment is supervised by a psychiatrist and provided
by a fully licensed staff of social workers, licensed professional
counselors, certified therapists, and medical health technicians
in the setting of a comfortable gathering of friends who look forward
to their time together.
For more information about the program, visit
us or call us at 903-886-2238.
Signs and symptoms of mental distress
in the elderly:
- Agitation and/or combative behavior
- Confused thoughts
- Suicidal thoughts
- Change in eating patterns
- Disorientation and/or failing memory
- Irritability, anger
- Paranoia, hallucinations, delusions
- Unresolved grief issues
- Sleep disturbances
The Heritage Program is designed for:
- The person with symptoms and/or behaviors that interfere with
social, vocational, or educational functioning.
- The person who has not progressed or benefited sufficiently
with less intensive outpatient treatment.
- The person whose mental health is declining and might require
inpatient care unless this treatment is provided.
The Heritage Program treatment includes:
- Group/family/individual therapy
- Coping/positive living skills
- Grief and loss resolution
- Medication management
- Health and wellness training
- Daily living skills
- Nutritional information
- Stress management
- Goal setting
- Lunch and snacks
Physicians, health care professionals, human service agencies,
clergy and/or concerned family members or friends can make referrals
to the program. A no-cost clinical evaluation determines the need
A psychiatrist will work in collaboration with the primary care
physician to determine the diagnosis and recommend appropriate treatment
prior to admission to the program.
Caregivers, families, and primary care physicians are encouraged
to participate in the treatment process by assisting with identification
of problems and solutions.
The Heritage Program for Senior Adults is located at the Geropsych
Center on the campus of Hunt Regional Community Hospital in Commerce.
Transportation to and from the program, at no cost to the patient,
may be arranged. Vans are equipped with wheelchair lifts.
Medicare and most private insurance plans are accepted after co-payments
and deductibles are met.
Hunt Regional Heritage Program for Senior Adults
Hunt Regional Community Hospital at Commerce
2904 Sterling Hart Drive
Commerce Texas 75428
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Hunt Regional Healthcare
with Baylor Health Care System
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by BHCS or its subsidiaries or community medical centers
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