Transitions Senior Program (PHP)

Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Transitions Senior Program is a comprehensive, short-term, outpatient program that provides support and treatment for older adults facing emotional or behavioral health difficulties. The structured format provides medical monitoring as well as therapeutic groups and activities. Transitions can be used as a step down from inpatient treatment as well as a program for older adults needing an intensive level of care, but not hospitalization. The Program enables older adults to address their problems while remaining in their homes or communities.

Assessment

Each prospective patient receives a complete assessment to ensure that the Program will address his or her needs. The assessment includes a review of:

  • Current issues and problems
  • Observable changes in daily activities
  • Medical/emotional issues that might be of concern

Following the assessment, a personalized treatment plan is developed.

Program Benefits

  • Case management services
  • Neuropsychological testing, if needed
  • Medication management, if needed
  • Group therapy
  • Individual/family therapy as required
  • Lunch, snacks and drinks
  • Free transportation inside the Perimeter

Our Team

  • Geriatric psychiatrist
  • Advance practice nurse
  • Licensed social worker
  • Licensed professional counselors

Program Activities

  • Cognitive therapy
  • Assertiveness training
  • Grief management
  • Anger management counseling
  • Problem-solving exercises
  • Coping skills training for depression/anxiety
  • Expression of feelings in a safe, confidential environment
  • Leisure planning
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Relapse prevention counseling
  • Stress management counseling

For referrals or more information, please call 404-728-6978.

Insurance Note: Medicare Part B generally covers 80 percent of the Program fees. Medicare supplemental plans and Medicaid typically will reimburse the secondary costs of the Program. Most other insurance carriers also provide coverage. Patients will be advised of their insurance coverage upon admission.

Adult and Young Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. or 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The IOP can be a helpful resource for providers treating individuals with chronic diagnoses who are seeking to learn effective coping and preventive awareness skills. Participants engage in group therapy, during which they process and explore real-life situations as they happen and practice newly acquired healthy behavioral skills. Our multidisciplinary clinical team individually manages the treatment needs of program participants.

Benefits of the Adult IOP

  • The IOP can act as a step-down program for hospitalized patients. It is an effective tool to shorten inpatient length of stay. It can also be utilized to avoid inpatient admission.
  • The IOP offers patients and providers a more immediate alternative to traditional outpatient care when the need is urgent and waiting for an outpatient appointment is not clinically appropriate.
  • The program’s flexible schedule can benefit working adults on leave of absence or who need extended follow-up care.

Topics included in the IOP

  • Managing depression and anxiety
  • Guilt and shame
  • Crisis management
  • Family dynamics
  • Healthy relationships
  • Community resources
  • Healthy boundaries
  • Coping with change

Referrals

Please call 404-728-4776 or fax to 404-728-6917 to make a referral. We will need to verify insurance coverage and seek authorization prior to program admission. The program is structured for adults 18 years of age and older.

Location

1821 Clifton Road, NE
1st floor – Suite B 1200 A - B
Atlanta, GA 30329