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Did you know... The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.
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Clinical Services

Clinical Services for the Fuqua Center for Late-Life Depression

The Fuqua Center provides a variety of clinical services for the older adult. These include outpatient services, community clinics, group therapy, referral services, and telemedicine services.

OUTPATIENT CLINIC SERVICES
The Fuqua Center for Late-Life Depression Outpatient Clinic is located in Emory Brain Health Clinic at 12 Executive Park, N.E., 5th floor, and is part of the Emory University Outpatient Geriatric Clinic that specializes in the care of older adults. The Fuqua Center Outpatient Clinic is a comprehensive treatment service for older adults suffering from depression and anxiety. The outpatient clinical evaluations include both physical and cognitive assessments by a clinician specializing in geriatric psychiatry. Clinicians at The Fuqua Center use several methods to evaluate patients, both initially and throughout the course of their illness. Once an initial assessment has been made, the clinician will schedule an appointment for a follow up visit. Call  (404) 728-6302  to make an appointment at the Center or visit Patient / Vistor Guide to learn more.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
The Transitions Senior Program and the Fuqua Center offer "Families in Transition" group therapy for the family and friends of older adults who are faced with mental or physical illness, memory loss, role changes, grief and loss and other transitional challenges. This therapy is designed to explore issues associated with clinical depression including loss and bereavement, life transitions, stress, anger and healing. There is no charge for this activity and the group meets twice a month at Executive Park South. Please call 404-728-6302 for more information.

REFERRAL SERVICES

TRANSITIONS SENIOR COUNSELING PROGRAM
The Transitions Senior Program provides adults aged 65 and over with coping skills that address feelings of depression, anxiety, loneliness, grief and loss. The program hours are from 10:00am to 3:00pm Monday through Friday, a schedule that allows clients to return to their homes in the evenings and for weekends. Medicare and most private insurance plans are accepted for the program. Transportation is provided up to 25 miles from the Emory Campus. For more information on how to arrange a no-cost evaluation, call Ed Lawrence at (404) 728-6975.

GERIATRIC PHYSICIANS
The Brain Health Center Geriatric Outpatient Clinic provides a full range of geriatric-specific primary care services and select specialty clinics for the older adult. The Fuqua Center assists in the coordination of care. The focus of the clinic team is always in treating the individual's medical condition in a way that is appropriate to his or her lifestyle. The clinic team includes board-certified physicians who work closely with nurse practitioners, pharmacists, registered nurses, social workers, and therapists. Laboratory, respiratory, and other technicians are on-site to provide diagnostic services. Please contact the Outpatient Clinic at (404) 728-6302 for more information.

GERIATRIC HOSPITAL
Inpatient services are available through the Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital. The Hospital staff is an interdisciplinary team of professionals that assess and intervene on behalf of the patient to return the individual to his or her maximum level of functioning. Both the patient and the family are considered an important part of the treatment team. Patients and family members will be asked to provide accurate information about current symptoms, past medical history and medication regimens with the treatment team. For information about the admissions process, please call the Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital at (404) 728-6222.

 

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