Teletherapy services provide at-home care for seniors experiencing depression, anxiety or loneliness


LEWISBURG, Tenn. — Senior Life Solutions, an intensive outpatient group therapy program for seniors, has announced the ability to provide services remotely. Senior Life Solutions, which is based at Marshall Medical Center in Lewisburg and serves southern Middle Tennessee, recently began offering teletherapy to allow patients to receive care while remaining at home in light of COVID-19 safety precautions.

Teletherapy services are provided via telephone or computer by a licensed therapist. After an initial assessment, Senior Life Solutions individualizes a care plan for each patient where they meet up to three times per week in an encouraging, supportive setting. All Senior Life Solutions services are confidential and HIPAA compliant. 

“Our new teletherapy services allow our patients to continue to reap the benefits of group and individual therapy from the safety of their homes,” said Daniel Simpkins, a behavioral health therapist with Senior Life Solutions. “During a group session, participants dial in on the phone or log in from a computer at the same time. Each patient has the opportunity to form a bond with other members in the group who are experiencing similar life changes.”

Psychiatric Medical Care (PMC), the behavioral health care management company that operates Senior Life Solutions, has incorporated telehealth into its care model for more than a decade and was able to move quickly to a remote environment.

Senior Life Solutions staff includes a board-certified psychiatrist, licensed social workers and a registered nurse who are dedicated to the emotional well-being of the seniors in the community. Individuals may benefit from the program if they are experiencing symptoms of age-related depression or anxiety, dealing with difficult life transitions, a recent health diagnosis or the loss of a loved one.  

“It is wonderful being part of a program that improves the quality of life for such a vulnerable population in our community,” said Simpkins. "May is Mental Health Awareness Month and taking care of your emotional well-being is more important than ever. We're proud that we are able to continue offering services to our communities during these difficult times."

Referrals to the program can be made by anyone, including a patient’s physician, family member, self-referral or another health care professional. For more information, call 931.270.3685 or click here.

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