Mike Miles Program Director

Mike Miles, RN, Program Director

Mike Miles, RN, Program Director

Mike Miles, RN, is the program director for the Senior Care Unit at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, a 10-bed inpatient unit that focuses on behavioral health issues for seniors 55 years of age and older.

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Northwest Senior CareNorthwest Senior Care offers individualized care in a warm, friendly and supportive environment. Our treatment team consists of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers and recreational/occupational therapists. Each patient receives a thorough assessment to determine possible causes of behavioral  and mental changes.

Once the assessments are completed, the treatment team then works with the patient, family and possibly other health professionals to develop a treatment plan. Treatment includes individual meetings with psychiatrists, individual, group and possibly family therapy, recreational/occupational therapy and educational programs.

When it's time to go back to their previous living environment, patients benefit from our comprehensive discharge planning that includes ways to maintain the progress made while in the program and to prevent symptoms from recurring when on their own. The focus of Northwest Senior Care is on supporting older adults and their families through times of difficulty and/or distress and helping them learn effective ways to manage life's changes.

The following symptoms may indicate that a loved one is suffering from an emotional illness:

  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Unusual or bizarre behavior
  • Poor appetite with weight loss
  • Increased appetite with weight gain
  • Lack of concern for personal appearance
  • Impaired judgement
  • Thoughts of suicide or dying
  • Trouble completing ordinary tasks
  • Confusion or disorientation

These symptoms are not part of the normal process of aging and should be considered symptoms of illness in the elderly.

Northwest Senior CareIf someone you care about is experiencing some of these symptoms, you are not alone. Depression, anxiety, fear and other emotional illnesses are a significant problem for older adults.

  • Statistics from a variety of sources show that one out of four older adults suffers from serious emotional difficulties related to aging.
  • Depressed older adults have the highest risk of suicide in our society.
  • Nineteen million people will suffer from depression at some point in their lives. Of these, eighty to ninety percent can be effectively treated.
  • Professional, individualized treatment in a supportive environment is the most effective way to manage these illnesses.