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Family Services & Support

Family involvement in psychiatric treatment for older adults can be crucial. Often, family members are the ones who first notice signs of deterioration. They are able to steer their loved one toward treatment when needed. Family members can also be involved in the treatment process and contribute substantially to post-treatment care. Patients who have a supportive family network are more likely to continue to lead independent lives.

At The Pavilion, we provide resources to help families support older adults patients. Resources include help with legal issues—such as medical power of attorney—and the decision-making process. We guide family members through the various challenges of helping care for older adults.

How You Can Help

If you are a family member or friend of someone in need of help, consider the following approaches:

Approach 1

Explain to the person your reason for concern in a caring manner while staying calm.

Approach 2
Offer Options

If the person does not want help today, ask if they would consider getting help in the near future.

Approach 3
Offer Support

Offer them support by volunteering to take them for an assessment or ask if they would like you to be present during the assessment.

Approach 4
Offer Alternatives

Offer alternatives to our services. If the person is not interested in our services, maybe there is another environment where they would feel more comfortable initially.

If none of the above is an option at this time, consider joining a support group locally. Sharing your experience with others who have friends or family members in need can offer much needed support. 

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