Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Riverview Behavioral Health Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Riverview Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Inpatient Mental Health Center & Treatment Program for Seniors & Older Adults in Texarkana, Arkansas

The senior care program at Riverview Behavioral Health provides comprehensive inpatient treatment for older adults age 55 and above who have been experiencing mental and behavioral health challenges. Older adults who take part in the senior care program at our center in Texarkana, Arkansas, benefit from personalized, age-appropriate services provided by experienced and compassionate professionals.

Admissions Details

Information about who we serve in our senior care program in Texarkana, AR 

The senior care program at Riverview Behavioral Health in Texarkana, Arkansas, provides age-appropriate inpatient services for older adults age 55 and above. This program is designed to serve older adults of all genders who have been experiencing mental or behavioral health challenges.

The following are examples of the many mental and behavioral health concerns for which older adults can receive inpatient treatment through our senior care program:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Grief/loss
  • Behavior changes
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related concerns
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychosis
  • Suicidal ideation

As is the case with all programs at Riverview Behavioral Health, admissions decisions for our senior care program are made on a case-by-case basis. We review each prospective patient’s treatment history, needs, and goals to ensure that the senior care program is right for them. If we determine that you or your loved one would be better served by another behavioral healthcare provider, we’ll work with your family to make the most appropriate referral.

To learn more about admissions criteria, policies, and procedures for the senior care program, please contact Riverview Behavioral Health directly. The more we understand about your unique needs, or those of your loved one, the better able we’ll be to provide the most meaningful assistance.

Features of Treatment

Elements of care within the senior care program at Riverview Behavioral Health in Texarkana, AR

The senior care program features comprehensive inpatient treatment that is personalized according to the unique history, needs, and goals of each older adult who is entrusted to our care. Our focus on individualized treatment means that no two older adults will have identical experiences within our senior care program in Texarkana, Arkansas.

In general terms, our senior care program incorporates the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and the 12-Step Recovery Model into individual, group, and family therapy sessions. The manner in which this is accomplished will vary depending on the specific needs of each person who is receiving care. The following are examples of the elements that may be included in an older adult’s personalized treatment plan in our senior care program:

Individual therapy: If appropriate, older adults may participate in individual therapy every day during their time in our senior care program. The frequency of individual therapy sessions can be adjusted based on each person’s needs.

Group therapy: During their time in the senior care program at our center in Texarkana, Arkansas, older adults may take part in psychotherapy groups, cognitive therapy groups, dynamic group therapy, and self-help group therapy. These groups may address a wide range of topics, including the following:

  • Anger management
  • Substance abuse and relapse prevention
  • Family and relationships
  • Impulse control
  • Grief and loss
  • Depression
  • Social skills

A typical treatment day in our senior care program includes multiple groups.

Family therapy: At Riverview Behavioral Health, we appreciate the important role that family members can play during and after an older adult’s time in our senior care program. We also understand how family members may be impacted by their loved one’s struggles with mental or behavioral health challenges. For these reasons, we offer weekly family therapy sessions throughout an older adult’s time in our care.

All individual, group, and family therapy sessions within the senior care program at our facility in Texarkana, Arkansas, are led by licensed professional counselors (LPCs), licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), or licensed master social workers (LMSWs).

In addition to therapy, we can also incorporate certain medical services, including medication management, into an older adult’s personalized treatment plan. Our medical staff includes a psychiatrist, registered nurses (RNs), and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). These dedicated professionals can provide basic medical care. If a patient develops needs that exceed our ability to address, we will make a referral to the most appropriate local healthcare provider.

Older adults who have symptoms that can be eased with certain prescription medications may have daily meetings with a psychiatrist. Members of our nursing staff may also monitor and administer medications as needed.

If an older adult has been struggling with substance use, they can complete detoxification with us prior to fully engaging in the senior care program. Our medical detox program features round-the-clock care provided by a team of experienced medical professionals, as well as therapeutic support services.

Typical length of stay in the senior care program varies depending on each patient’s needs and progress.

Benefits of the Senior Care Program

How the Riverview Behavioral Health senior care program in Texarkana, AR, helps older adults achieve their mental and behavioral health goals

The impact of mental and behavioral health challenges can be influenced by a variety of personal factors, including the age of the individual who has been affected. To best help the individual achieve improved health, it’s important to incorporate these personal factors into their individualized treatment plan.

When an older adult enters our senior care program, they join a healing community that is focused on meeting their unique needs. All services within the senior care program are designed for older adults and provided in the manner that is most appropriate and beneficial for individuals age 55 and older.

Throughout an older adult’s time in the senior care program at our center in Texarkana, Arkansas, they’ll follow a structured daily schedule that was developed just for them. They’ll take part in an array of personalized therapeutic activities, all of which will be led by compassionate professionals who have significant experience working with older adults.

The senior care program can also introduce older adults to the power and promise of community. Unfortunately, many older adults who struggle with mental or behavioral health challenges experience shame, guilt, and isolation. The day an older adult enters the senior care program at our center in Texarkana, Arkansas, they discover that they are not alone. Here, they can form productive relationships with other adults who are at similar stages in their lives and who have been working to overcome similar challenges.

Also, we place great emphasis on preparing older adults for continued progress after they’ve completed our senior care program. Prior to transitioning out of this program, each older adult receives a personalized discharge plan. Depending on each older adult’s needs, this plan may contain a referral to step-down programming, details about community-based support services, and other relevant information that will help them maintain and build on the progress they made while in our care.

To learn more about the many benefits of our senior care program for adults age 55 and older, or for answers to any questions you may have about any aspect of treatment at Riverview Behavioral Health in Texarkana, Arkansas, please contact us at your convenience. A member of our team is available 24/7 to provide you with the information you need to make the best decisions for yourself or on behalf of a loved one.

These affiliations are an official recognition of Riverview’s dedication to offering exceptional treatment.
  • Arkansas Hospital Association
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
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When my family member discharged from Riverview, he was happier, healthier and himself again.

– Family member of former patient