Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Shaker Clinic to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Shaker Clinic.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Leading Depression Treatment Center in Cleveland, OH

Shaker Clinic, located just outside of Cleveland, OH, provides comprehensive treatment for senior adults struggling with depression.

Depression Treatment

Learn about depression treatment at Shaker Clinic in Cleveland, OH

Sadness is an emotion that affects everyone, at every age, at various points throughout their lives. There can be many experiences that elicit bouts of sadness, leading to the onset of feelings of depression. Some episodes will last longer than others but, for most people, these negative feelings eventually subside. For individuals who are suffering from depression, however, these feelings of sadness become so prolonged and so all-consuming that they begin to affect their ability to function on a daily basis. Their inability to complete even the simplest of tasks can lead to feelings of worthlessness and a consistently lowering self-esteem. For these people, the future may seem bleak as they feel hopeless to change. But they can change. There is treatment available.

Shaker Clinic is a premier provider of psychiatric care for adults and seniors who are in need of assistance while facing emotional, cognitive, and/or behavioral concerns. Located in Shaker Heights, an eastern suburb of Ohio, Shaker Clinic has been successfully providing outpatient and community-based services for the past 12 years. With a strong emphasis placed on cultural sensitivity, our caring and compassionate staff is multilingual, allowing us to meet the needs of a vast population. With the goal of helping our clients maintain independence, avoid hospitalization, find relief from their symptoms, and maximize their overall quality of life, the staff at Shaker’s treatment center currently serves over 1,000 clients and provides approximately 120 in-home visits each day. Although we can serve younger adult clients at the discretion of our medical director, the typical patient population treated at Shaker Clinic consists of senior adults, aged 65 and over. By providing comprehensive diagnoses, treatments, and follow-up care, we will help you or your loved one return to daily life with improved coping skills, conflict resolution skills, and a heightened sense of self-worth. At Shaker Clinic, you can rest assured that you are in good hands.

How to Help a Loved One

Helping a loved one get treatment for depression

Having a family member or loved one who is struggling with depression can be devastating to watch. Knowing that your loved one experiences such inner turmoil and torment on a day-to-day basis can leave you feeling helpless as what you can do in order to make him or her feel better. In some circumstances, however, you may be unsure as to whether or not your loved one truly is experiencing a depressive disorder, or if he or she is just going through a particularly rough period of time. The following are some examples of behaviors that may be displayed by someone who is struggling with clinical depression:

  • Isolating oneself from family and friends
  • Changes in sleeping patterns
  • Changes in eating patterns
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • No longer participating in activities once enjoyed
  • No longer showing interest in things once interested in
  • Participating in self-harming behaviors
  • Making comments indicative of hopelessness (e.g. “It’s not worth it anymore.”)
  • Making comments regarding death (e.g., “The world would be better off without me.”)
  • Noticeable changes in one’s appearance (e.g. no longer caring how one looks, not bathing as frequently, wearing the same clothes repeatedly without washing them, etc.)
Why Consider Treatment

Why consider treatment for depression at Shaker Clinic in Cleveland, OH

Living life tainted by the symptoms of a depressive disorder can have countless detrimental consequences on a person’s life. When left untreated, depression can lead to absences from work, potentially resulting in the loss of one’s career. Relationships can become disturbed as individuals become more and more isolated from those around them. And, most tragically, the longer that the symptoms remain unaddressed, the higher the risk of developing suicidal ideation becomes.

If you or a loved one is suffering from depression, receiving outpatient treatment can be tremendously advantageous in helping you get your life back on track. By participating in counseling sessions in an outpatient setting, or in the comfort of your own home, you can work with a therapist who can help you address your negative, distorted thinking patterns and overcome your devastating symptoms. With this support, you can also learn new coping skills that will aid in helping you cope with future negative circumstances. With appropriate treatment, your life can become yours once again.

Types of Treatment

Types of depression treatment offered at Shaker Clinic in Cleveland, OH

The staff at Shaker Clinic in Ohio strives to provide top-of-the-line, quality outpatient and in-home mental health services that are tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual that we treat. We recognize that each patient that we see has unique needs that must be explored and will be addressed throughout the development of one’s individualized service plan (ISP). The ISP is a written agreement between Shaker Clinic and the patient that describes, in detail, all of the services that will be provided. The implementation of the ISP allows for a collaborative process to occur between the patient and provider through the involvement of monitoring and evaluating goals, objectives, and interventions, while also showing the progress of treatment as issues are identified and treated. Additionally, the ISP assures continual communication between the patient and provider, while also encouraging each patient to take personal responsibility for obtaining his or her own treatment goals.

In order to provide the most comprehensive care available, Shaker’s treatment center offers the following services:

Mental health evaluation: In order to ensure that each and every need is addressed and met, a thorough clinical evaluation is provided for each patient in order to assess the individual’s needs, concerns, and present level of functioning. Based on the results of this evaluation, the appropriate services and treatment recommendations will be determined and presented to the patient. The recommendations will be based on the identification of the presenting problem, the evaluation of one’s mental status, and the formulation of a diagnostic impression.

Medication management: As part of our goal to guarantee the improved functioning of our patients, as well as to ensure the successful, consistent management and reduction of symptoms, we provide ongoing medication management to all patients who need it. This service provides psychiatric and medical interventions that are implemented in order to reduce, stabilize, and/or eliminate the symptoms that patients are plagued by as a result of their psychiatric struggles.

Behavioral health counseling and therapy: This component of treatment focuses on directly addressing the patient’s mental illness or emotional disturbance. These sessions primarily occur one-on-one between a patient and therapist, however, family members or guardians may be included when specified as part of the patient’s individualized service plan. These counseling services consist of a series of time-limited, structured sessions that work towards the attainment of mutually defined goals.

Case Management: The intent of case management is to provide specific, measurable, and individualized services to each patient. In order to do so, we focus specifically on our patients’ abilities to succeed in the community by assisting individuals in identifying and accessing needed services, guiding them as they show improvement in work functioning and family relationships, and aiding them as they integrate back into the community and become contributing members of society.

Continuing Care

Continuing care and levels of treatment for depression

At Shaker Clinic in Cleveland, OH, we take great strides to ensure that each and every patient is provided with thorough, intensive case management so as to guarantee that all needs are consistently and properly being met throughout the course of treatment. Our staff will work with you until your needs have been addressed, your concerns have subsided, your symptoms are managed, and your treatment goals have been met. We will collaborate with other agencies when your time with us is complete if a different type or level of care is needed. Additionally, we will make sure that, in cases where it is necessary, appropriate placement is set up following treatment completion (e.g. nursing home or group home placement). Whatever your continuing needs may be, the staff at Shaker Clinic will do everything in our power to make sure that you are comfortable with the next step in your journey.