Behavioral Health & Counseling for Seniors
Baxter Regional Mental Health Services for Senior Adults
For more information about the Hensley Senior Behavioral Health Center,
call 870-508-6400 or 800-485-1744.
Hensley Senior Behavioral Health Center, located on the 6th floor of Baxter
Regional Medical Center, provides a caring, supportive environment specifically
designed to meet the mental health needs of people 55 years of age and
older. Through a structured plan of individual counseling, group therapy,
coordinated activities, and family support, patients are given the opportunity
to renew social, physical, and mental skills.
Making Patients Feel At Home
The 19-bed center offers an intimate, comfortable environment for patient
treatment and recovery. The private patient rooms are spacious and designed
to provide a pleasant atmosphere.
To meet the unique needs of each patient, we rely on an interdisciplinary
team of healthcare professionals, including primary-care physicians, psychiatrists,
psychiatric nurses, social workers, physical and occupational therapists,
and other trained professionals. The healthcare team works in unison to
help each patient achieve a more satisfying lifestyle.
The interdisciplinary treatment team develops individual treatment plans
for each patient that address both medical and emotional needs through:
- Comprehensive medical care
- Structured daily activities
- Individual counseling
- Group and family therapies
- Recreational therapy through music, art, and more
Individualized treatment plans are used to measure the improvement of each
patient throughout their stay at the center.
Getting Back Into Life
The goal of the Hensley Senior Behavioral Health Center is to help patients
return to the most constructive and optimistic lifestyle possible. The
healthcare team creates a continuing-care plan on the day of admission
that is expanded throughout the duration of the patient’s hospitalization
in preparation for returning the individual their home environment. The
patient's family plays a vital role in all phases of care, from hospitalization
to recovery and continuing care. The aftercare plan developed by the treatment
team provides guidance for the patient after they leave the program.
Admissions and Insurance
Referrals from physicians, human services agencies, the community, and
from family are welcome, as are self-referrals. Assessments may be requested
by a referral source and are provided by qualified, professional members
of our clinical team. A physician determines if an individual needs to
be admitted to the center.
Services for patients admitted to the Hensley Senior Behavioral Health
Center are covered by Medicare and most major health insurance companies.