Estimates show that one in five people will experience a mental health challenge during his/her lifetime. As we age, medical conditions and issues with medications can present themselves as mental or behavioral health challenges. Family members might attribute odd behaviors and changes in temperament to mental issues and write them off simply as issues related to aging. This may not be the case.
As part of our "Leading the Way for YOU" educational video speaker series, Dr. Christopher Manetta, D.O., CCS Healthcare, Inc. covers important information for families of older loved ones experiencing behavioral issues in his high-level professional presentation. Topics include:
- Mental health care myths, models and considerations
- Insights on how physical ailments may first present as behavioral issues
- How families can ensure older adults don't fall through the cracks in obtaining the care they may need
Note: these resources are available for our not-for-profit sister community, Ecumenical Retirement Community as well.
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Dr. Manetta is board certified in psychiatry and neurology. He began his medical career as an officer in the Unites States Air Force. After 10 years in the service, he moved into private practice and is honored to serve as head of Behavioral Health Services for CCS Healthcare. The unique partnership between Country Meadows Retirement Communities and non-profit sister community, Ecumenical Retirement Community, with CCS Healthcare offers convenient and high-quality services to seniors experiencing mental health challenges and conveniently delivers those services at our communities.