Seniors Support Program
One of the most affected populations has been seniors who faced significant declines in mental health stemming from social isolation and personal health concerns exacerbated by constraints to healthcare access. We seek to provide seniors with mental health services that they would otherwise not be able to receive due to barriers such as mental health worker shortages, long wait lists, high costs, and low technology literacy.
The adverse effects of the pandemic have disproportionately affected seniors. They have, and continue to experience, ongoing 1) higher mortality and higher risk for complications from COVID-19 infection, 2) disruptions to access to care, 3) increased isolation from lockdowns and restrictions to visitation coupled with poor technology literacy.
COVID-19 has made significant impacts onto the lives of every individual across the globe. With coordinated efforts of every level of government to limit infection rates, came the unintended but inevitable consequences of social isolation and financial impacts causing heightened anxiety and depression. These mental tolls of the pandemic have created unprecedented level of psychological distress and mental health declines throughout the community. Social isolation and loneliness increases older people’s health by causing anxiety, depression, cognitive dysfunction, heart disease, and mortality.”
At WHS our mental health care practitioners are qualified to treat and provide assistance.
We provide mental health services lead by psychotherapists and life coaches. Therapy includes a CBT program for alcohol and drug addictions/substance abuse, support for abused women, and support for people suffering from anxiety and depression. The program is problem-focused and a goal oriented psychotherapy.
Our Therapists will focus to identify, question and change the client’s thoughts attitudes and beliefs that relate to their emotional and behavioral reactions that cause them difficulties. Our organization has created an intervention to deal with the post pandemic covid-19 for seniors.