The WellQor Way™ means we are there for you.

For You, Our Client

The transition to a new home and the inevitable changes that come with aging can be difficult for anyone. You count on your physical needs to be taken care of, but WellQor believes in going deeper with a proactive, comprehensive plan to enhance your emotional and mental well-being. 

WellQor is the leading provider of on-site emotional and cognitive care for senior living communities. All of our licensed professionals have extensive training and experience with the specific issues that affect seniors like you, and are part of a nationwide support team of WellQor behavioral health specialists. No issue is too small or too big, and our clinicians work one-on-one to form a meaningful therapeutic connection and create personalized “brain health” programs that deliver real and satisfying results, just for you, while providing comfort and consistent communication about your well-being to your family, friends, and staff caregivers. 

We call this The WellQor Way™. It is an all-inclusive service that can bring measurable improvement to your emotional, cognitive, relational health. That means fewer hospital visits as well as better and easier relations with your loved ones. You get the right kind of attention. They get the relief of knowing all of you is being fully and properly taken care of. 

It is the opportunity for a healthier and happier life.

For Your Family

Family members are often challenged and even conflicted when it comes to dealing with the ongoing realities of having a loved one join a senior living community. Our WellQor health professionals can ease these challenges by bringing insight and support to family members and their senior loved one. Everyone wants this new situation to be a comfort, and WellQor can be exactly the help everyone needs.

Our licensed psychologists and social workers provide regular updates to make sure the family understands how their loved one is actually doing. Family members can finally feel the peace of mind that comes from knowing their loved one is receiving the best possible emotional, cognitive, relational and behavioral care available. 

This is The WellQor Way™.

For Our Partner Communities

At WellQor Premiere Communities™, our licensed, expert, geriatric psychologists and clinical social workers deliver a variety of therapeutic services for individual residents, groups, families, and staff members in pursuit of healthier and happier lives.

In addition to fostering better communication with family members, our on-site professionals provide ongoing training and counseling to community staff, ensuring everyone understands more fully their senior clients’ cognitive and emotional health needs. We also offer free periodic cognitive and emotional Wellness Checks to all community residents, whether or not they are current WellQor clients.

Through this comprehensive and supportive approach, WellQor creates a calmer and more harmonious living environment in our partner communities. Those seniors who need help get it, and the entire staff gains deeper insight into the reasons behind the issues their senior clients face, as well as being given tools to respond to those issues effectively and compassionately.

How We Do It

Our on-site WellQor team consists of licensed health professionals trained and specializing in gerontological issues. Our Lead Psychologist or Neuropsychologist / Team Manager oversees the overall community program while our on-site Licensed Clinical Behavioral Health Expert / Therapy Clinician conducts one-on-one sessions with our clients as frequently as needed. Our practitioners use highly developed clinical programs to better serve their clients at every stage of cognitive, emotional and psychological impairment.

In addition, our professionals provide Wellness Checks for all residents, ongoing education for staff, training and research, support group leadership and overall elder behavioral expertise. 

Our WellQor team members work closely and constantly with each other, with staff, and with our WellQor Network to compassionately bring the very best ideas, resources, and options to our senior clients while delivering full-time, fully integrated cognitive and behavioral health care. This is The WellQor Way™.

Our Treatments

Individual Psychotherapy

Often the individual experiences mild emotional or behavioral symptoms related to their experience of memory loss, and supportive therapy sessions may be clinically indicated to assist the individual. Mood disorders, behavioral dysfunctions, and other concerns can also be addressed by doing an Individual Psychotherapy session. Lastly, we can provide individual therapy for family members who may be experiencing guilt, depression, loss, or anxiety as well.

Group Therapy

Group therapy gives individuals a safe and comfortable place where they can work out problems and emotional issues. Individuals gain insight into their own thoughts and behavior, and offer support to others. In addition, individuals who have issues with interpersonal relationships can benefit from the social interactions that are a basic part of the group therapy experience.

Psychoeducation Classes

Our clinicians can provide group psychoeducation classes to each community they serve in to provide education to residents, family members, and to SLC staff. We can cover topics such as Normal Aging vs. Dementia, Music Therapy and Memory, The Disease Process and What to Expect, Grief and Loss, Shame and Guilt, Art Therapy and Memory, and much more. We are dedicated to offering support to our clients, families and staff members in the communities we serve.

Family and Couples Therapy

Family therapy is an essential part of the treatment plan, as family members can be most helpful in enlisting the individual’s involvement in therapy and activities. Involvement of family-members is also essential in order to provide education about the disease process and skills that might assist in communication and support of their loved one. Family therapy provides support to caregivers and patients, with individualized goals developed depending on the family and patient needs.

Behavior Therapy

Behavior Therapy is used to help treat many of the emotional challenges and behaviors that are associated with dementia, such as anxiety, depression, agitation, aggression and delusional thinking. Behaviors such as wandering, hoarding, physical aggression, etc. present management challenges to caregivers, and are treated by first assessing for the potential cause.

Our Assessments

Standardized Diagnostic Interview

A standard biopsychosocial evaluation to understand important medical and social background information, as well as current cognitive and psychological functioning. This evaluation data will help inform the baseline assessment that each individual undergoes. Information obtained from the clinical diagnostic interview will lead to a preliminary diagnostic impression and initial ideas for treatment plan.

Neuropsychological Assessment

This is assessment is conducted at some point early in the patient’s course of treatment to provide more detailed information regarding the patient’s cognitive and psychological functioning. From this data we can determine a presence of Dementia and staging (Mild, Moderate, Severe) if necessary. It involves many hours to administer, interpret and write-up, and can only be administered annually, if clinically indicated.

Quarterly Re-examinations

The results of each follow up assessment will help our clinicians understand if the treatment thus far has been successful in stabilizing or improving the resident’s cognitive, emotional, and psychological functioning. Our main goal is the stabilization and maintenance of cognitive, emotional, and psychological well-being. This will help inform future treatments.

Baseline Psychological Examination

Our Psychologists conduct a baseline assessment that provides an individual’s initial cognitive and psychological functioning, determining whether treatment is recommended. This testing occurs every 12 weeks to show stabilization or improvement of cognitive, emotional, and psychological benefit to the program. Assessment data allows us to monitor cognitive, emotional, and psychological status over time.

Neurobehavioral Assessment

We coordinate with the family and community’s staff to understand what target behaviors we will need to address to create an appropriate plan. For example, why a person may be acting out or experiencing ongoing agitation, yelling, hitting, etc. This assessment will help us identify 1-2 target behaviors to address. Creative and individualized approaches are then developed by our clinicians to decrease occurrence of the behavior.

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