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Sound Mind:

People in the U.S. are living longer than ever before. Many seniors live active and healthy lives. But there's no getting around one thing: as we age our minds change. It is important to understand what to expect. Some changes may just be part of normal aging, while others may be a warning sign of a medical problem. It is important to know the difference.

Here's how we can help with some program options:

General Therapy
Therapy can come in a variety of different forms depending on the presenting issues. What is known is that as adult's age, there is a greater likelihood of psychological or psychiatric issues. Issues can range from chronic problems that have existed for many years of even decades such as depression to those more closely associated with aging such as mood issues that may come with aging to paranoia and memory loss that may come in the initial stages of dementia. Therapy can range from cognitive behavioral strategies for specific goals to supportive therapy to increase activities of daily living, improve social interactions, and to generally return to previous levels of functioning. The primary goals are to alleviate any discomfort, address current issues and overall improve the quality of life.

Mental Status Exams
A mental status exam can best be thought of as a mental health check up. Memory, problem solving, orientation, diagnostic issues and a variety of other mental processes are briefly examined and a narrative report produced. These exams are often conducted on a bi yearly basis as a means of determining either progress or decline in functioning and can provide the basis for referral for other interventions (e.g., to a neurologist for decline in memory or dementia symptoms).

Dementia Evaluation
While a physician may diagnose a dementia without testing, a dementia evaluation not only confirms or renders the diagnosis based on an assessment of intellectual skills, memory and executive functioning, but also give an idea of strengths and weaknesses as well as the severity of the illness.

Comprehensive Neuropsychological Evaluation
Sometimes a more comprehensive evaluation is needed when all neuro-cognitive areas are assessed including intellectual functioning, memory, problem solving, language and verbal skills, non verbal visual spatial skills, executive functioning, basic academic abilities such as reading and math, and emotional function. This breadth and depth of this evaluation provides an in-depth view of strengths and weaknesses and can assess areas of functioning such as driving, cooking independently, and managing finances. Further, results of the evaluation will provide insight into the severity of a presenting cognitive issue, as well as any diagnostic issues and a clear symptom picture that can aid in both the medical treatment and provide a variety of recommendations that can be implemented by the patient themselves, staff or family members.

Program options are based on fee for service.

Our services embody a "collaborative" approach to mental health as it seeks to insure the optimal integration of psychological services into a coordinated and comprehensive system of care. We are committed to employing professionals of the highest caliber of competence and integrity and to facilitate their continued professional development in order to maximize the ongoing provision of state-of-the-art psychological services to the senior population.

Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our clinical psychologists. Ask about discounts for those clients living in a senior community!

Sound Body:


Golden Home Services introduces a new exercise programs for our clients. This program focuses on the daily activities of seniors and focuses on the senior that desires more strength, coordination, balance and/or flexibility.

Our "Exercise Coordinators" have been trained by one of our senior fitness experts, and can offer these services at an affordable price.

The goal of the program is to help our senior clients enjoy an exercise program that can focus on the following:

Fall Prevention

Cardio-Vascular Fitness

Balance

Strength

Stamina

Also, it can be an extension of therapy

We offer a complimentary physical assessment so you can understand the exercise program that our Client Care Director would recommend.

We offer this to current Golden Home Services clients receiving personal care or companionship services and we also offer it as an individual wellness service.

Individual training sessions can be for as little as 15 minutes for existing clients or as much as an hour at a time.

Training sessions can be administered daily, every other day or whatever is convenient for the senior.
Golden Home Services is licensed to accommodate and service the entire State of Georgia; including but not limited to the following counties: Fulton, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Duluth, Hall, Henry, Pickens, Fayette, Douglas, Dekalb, Cobb, Cherokee and Clayton

Local: 678-242-0084 • Toll Free: 1-800-796-0084 • Fax: 678-741-3532 • online@goldenhomeservices.com

Golden Home Services • 11205 Alpharetta Highway • Suite D-2 • Roswell, Georgia 30076