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Geriatric/Older Adult Addictions

  • The only dedicated addiction recovery program for seniors in the region.

    Belmont's Geriatric Community Intensive Outpatient Program, also called the Senior Recovery Track, is designed for older adults with alcohol or chemical dependency problems in addition to psychiatric illness. Up to 17 percent of older adult patients have substance abuse problems, according to research.

    Patients have several options depending on their level of acuity, including outpatient treatment.

    As part of Belmont’s Community Outpatient Program for the Elderly (COPE), all Senior Recovery Track participants join in therapeutic groups.

    Treatment

    A combination of medication management and counseling is used to address both “chemical imbalances” and crucial life events that may have triggered the behavioral health issue. Treatment typically takes six months to complete.

    Treatment issues are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, after which a determination is made about the type and appropriate level of care. Each patient’s level of care is reassessed throughout the course of treatment, which may include:

    • Inpatient psychiatric care
    • Detox treatment for medical conditions

    Senior Recovery Track utilizes many treatment modalities to help patients recover, including:

    • Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation
    • Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) - to treat dysfunctional behaviors, emotions and thoughts in a goal-oriented manner for a wide variety of disorders
    • Individual and group psychotherapy
    • Family meetings
    • Health education
    • Leisure planning
    • Medication management
    • Participation in 12-step programs
    • Psychoeducation - understanding addiction, relapse prevention, anger management, etc.
    • Social service intervention
    • Stress management
    • Wellness activities

    Staff

    A clinician with expertise in treating older adults with co-occurring diagnoses provides treatment in collaboration with staff at Belmont’s Woodside Hall Addictions Program, a full-service inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol program.

    Locations

    Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment
    4200 Monument Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19131
    215-581-3941

    Germantown Community Health Services
    Suite 136
    One Penn Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    215-951-8121

  • Questions? Call Us:

    1.800.220.4357

    Accreditation & Partnerships



    Belmont Behavioral Health Seal

    Joint commission gold seal


    Licenses

    • Department of Health (DOH)
    • Department of Public Welfare (DPW)
    • Division of Drug and Alcohol Program Licensure (DDAPL)
    • Bureau of Drug and Alcohol (BDAP)

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