Behavioural Health and Wellness

Behavioural Health and Wellness

When struggling with a mental health condition like depression or anxiety, older adults are less likely to reach out for help. When left untreated, mental health problems may negatively affect physical health. At Lightyear Health in San Diego, California, the team of health specialists offers behavioral health and wellness services to older adults in assisted-living communities in San Diego, Fresno, Bakersfield, Palm Springs, and Riverside, California. The concierge practice provides bedside consultations, as well as telemedicine appointments.
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Behavioral Health and Wellness Q & A

What is behavioral health and wellness?

Behavioral health and wellness are one of the many services provided by the team of specialists at Lightyear Health. Taking a holistic approach to care, the team understands the effects mental health has on the physical health of their patients.

Am I a candidate for behavioral health and wellness?

Though physical health is often the focus of most health care providers, the team at Lightyear Health considers behavioral health and wellness equally important. The team of experts regularly assesses mental wellness to screen for risk factors.

You may be a candidate for behavioral health and wellness from the Lightyear Health team if youre struggling with a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety. The team includes geriatric psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers (LSCW), and behavioral health nurses.

In addition to short-term mental health conditions, the team of professionals also cares for patients with chronic mental health conditions such as bipolar disorder, mood disorders, schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

They also diagnose and treat cognitive impairments such as memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimers disease.

What can I expect from behavioral health and wellness?

You can expect personalized care from the team at Lightyear Health for behavioral health and wellness. The specifics of your care plan depend on your mental health needs.

During a behavioral health and wellness screening and assessment, your provider from Lightyear Health asks detailed questions to assess mental wellness and cognition.

They may also conduct a physical exam and request lab work to confirm or rule out a physical condition that might explain your behavioral or mental health symptoms.

What are behavioral health and wellness treatments?

The team works with you, your family, and other health professionals to design a personalized and comprehensive behavioral health and wellness treatment plan.

Treatment may include psychiatric medication to manage symptoms and behavioral health counseling. The concierge primary care practice offers bedside care as well as telemedicine appointments.

The LCSWs and behavioral health nurses at Lightyear Health also spend time educating family and staff on how to address and prevent behavioral disturbances in patients with mental illness or cognitive impairments.

For compassionate behavioral health and wellness care from a team of specialists, contact Lightyear Health today.