Whether dealing with a chronic medical illness diagnosis, pain or dementia, as an individual or a caregiver, we want to provide you with the support you need. Where it’s convenient for you. The goal of our virtual Behavioral Health Clinic is to improve access to quality behavioral and mental health services for persons impacted by medical diagnosis or illness.
Lightyear Health helps physicians across the Texas and California to get the specialized support their patients need. Submit referral orders to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lightyear Health’s behavioral health specialists put the individual’s health and wellness at the forefront. Thorough initial assessments with our patients help us understand the whole picture and enable us to build effective, personalized treatment plans.
Medical illness, due to a recent issue or long-term chronic condition, reveals the vulnerability of our bodies and changes our lives. It is common for individuals to develop depression, anxiety, insomnia, or even PTSD after the diagnosis of a major illness event like cancer, diabetes, a heart attack, heart failure, and Covid-19 (to name a few) or as changes occur over time.
Chronic medical illness, including chronic pain, impacts not only our emotional health, but also our willingness and ability to live our best life.
Medical illness touches all facets of life including the person, their family, their jobs, and activities they used to enjoy.
If you’ve been impacted by a new diagnosis of a medical illness, or living with a chronic medical illness, Lightyear Health understands the mental health impact and can provide the services to help you move towards living with illness.
Our Behavioral Health Clinic provides specific services for individuals over 60 with special focus on dealing with challenges related to aging. Our providers are experienced in helping individuals who may be struggling with a new or existing dementia diagnosis and associated behavioral/personality changes, as well as mental health diagnosis that commonly arise with aging.
Right now, there are more than 55 million people living with dementia. Each of those diagnoses with this type of disease often have a caregiver or a team of caregivers supporting them.
Whether you are providing daily caregiving, participating in decision making or simply care about a person with the disease, want you to know you are not alone. The best thing you can do for your loved one is stay physically and emotionally strong.
Studies have shown that caregivers of people with dementia and chronic illness are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety. Lightyear Health’s behavioral health practitioners specialize in psychotherapy targeted at the needs of the caregiver and, when appropriate, can work with you to assess if you could benefit from any medication.
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