As one moves into the sixth, seventh, and eighth decades, life passages may turn to themes of transitions in health, change of meaning and purpose in life, and questions of how to spend one’s extra time. Depression is often untreated in this population, as it is expected that it will occur at this life stage. Having a safe and comfortable place to talk about all one’s feelings with respect to what is occurring in one’s life can be very helpful. There is much to talk about, at any stage of life, and the emotional health of those in later years is well worth being attended.
As a Medicare provider, Dr. Carrillo is able to offer assistance to those individuals that find themselves looking for understanding and relief, or to make changes in their lives. She has worked with individuals in these life stages for a number of years, whether at assisted living facilities, in her office, or in their homes.