What happens in a senior wellness check? Older adults engage in a therapy session where they take a realistic look at how they are functioning – mood, sleep, eating, activity, relationships among other things are evaluated. If they are doing well, they do not continue. If they have some areas out of balance, they work to address these foundational behaviors to increase happiness and contentment.
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How long does a senior wellness check take?
Individuals attend a 50 minute initial appointment for a wellness check. During that check therapists make an assessment, then recommendations regarding whether they think the individual would benefit from further sessions, or not. It is always up to the individual to decide whether they want to engage in the recommendation the therapist makes, or not.
How is a senior wellness check paid for?
When an individual calls in to set up a wellness check, our helpful front desk people will gather some initial information, including insurance information. In most cases, we take your insurance, and there is no copay. Occasionally there is a copay, or deductible, but we will do our best to let you know what the cost will be up front.
Are there signs or symptoms that may indicate a person could benefit from a senior wellness check?
Any individual can benefit from a tune-up. Think about it in terms of an oil-change for your car, or a yearly physical. It’s just a way to get in touch with one’s mind, body, emotions and spirituality to make sure they are doing as well as they can be. Be attentive if you or someone you know notices that they are crying a lot, or sleeping a lot, or if they they are angry, and short in their relationships. Another sign may be that they are spending too much money, or behaving impulsively. All these symptoms can be related to needing a wellness check.
Could this benefit a person that has been diagnosed with an aging-related illness or situation?
A wellness check can be especially helpful for someone caring for or dealing with dementia in a spouse or family member. Often caretakers do not take good care of themselves, and can find themselves ‘burnt out’ in taking care of everyone else.
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