Living longer. Living better. Staying healthy and well throughout our lifespan. Such are the worthy goals we hope for and expect. We want to enjoy the bounty of our wide-ranging experience and benefit from the rich perspective such longevity brings.
Your Best Choice for Senior Care
LewisGale Regional Health System offers the resources and services you’ll need to live a full and rewarding life. When your circumstances change, we’re here to help with that transition as well.
Through our extensive network of high-quality, compassionate healthcare providers in Southwest Virginia, you’re sure to find the right fit for you. You’ll find personalized care and encouragement for developing the healing bonds and trusting relationships that support your rich life. Many of our internal medicine practitioners have also trained in geriatric medicine, making them invaluable resources for all aspects of healthy aging.
Learn about choosing a healthcare provider for your needs.
Resources for Healthy Aging
Check our online calendar to explore the wide range of LewisGale classes and events geared to older adults. And you’ll want to regularly review the Aging & Health Resources in our online health library to stay up to date on key topics—from age-related changes, Alzheimer’s and heart health to medications, menopause, nutrition, mental health, physical fitness, osteoporosis, stroke and many more.
Caregivers, friends or family of someone age 55 or over with emotional or behavioral issues who may endanger themselves or others can request a referral to the Senior Transitions program at LewisGale Hospital Alleghany to receive immediate short-term stabilization in a calming, non-distracting inpatient setting. Located at Low Moor in the beautiful Alleghany Highlands region of Southwest Virginia, Senior Transitions at LewisGale Hospital Alleghany offers a stand-alone geriatric psychiatry unit to support the mental health of seniors.
Our team for senior mental health care includes doctors, nurses, mental health technicians, social workers, recreational therapists, dietitians and other healthcare professionals. We treat a variety of conditions in seniors, such as:
- Depression and anxiety
- Severe disorientation and memory impairment
- Threatening thoughts or assaultive behaviors
- Emotional issues occurring with substance abuse or medical issues
From crisis intervention, psychiatric evaluation and medical stabilization to group therapy, individual psychotherapy, training in coping skills, discharge planning and outpatient follow-up, we offer the resources to help. We also encourage family involvement throughout the care process.
How to Access Senior Transitions
Admission or referral for mental health care at all LewisGale facilities starts with an assessment through the emergency department at one of our four LewisGale hospitals at Salem, Alleghany, Montgomery, and Pulaski – for patients who are in crisis. You may call (800) 541-9992 or (540) 776-1100 for additional information and to speak with someone at the Access and Response Center.
Health. Happiness. You. That’s the h2u (Health to You) program in a nutshell. LewisGale offers health information, resources and experiences in the five important areas identified by this national organization, including:
- Disease prevention
- Healthy lifestyle
- Injury prevention
Become a Member of h2u
For $20 each year (with additional fees for selected local activities and travel programs), your membership gives you access to h2u’s national website containing easy-to-use personal health assessment tools, as well as:
- Prescription discounts
- Educational seminars
- Informative publications, including a quarterly health magazine
- Discounts to local businesses for health and wellness products and services
Call today to learn more about h2u at LewisGale:
LewisGale Medical Center - (540) 776-4106
LewisGale Hospital Alleghany — (540) 862-6212
LewisGale Hospital Montgomery — (540) 953-5291
LewisGale Hospital Pulaski — (540) 994-8412