Expressive arts allow residents who no longer communicate in conventional ways to express their thoughts and emotions. The creative approach includes all arts — from painting and writing, to performing arts, music, and poetry sessions. AgeSong weaves psychotherapy, emotional care, and life coaching into these experiences.
AgeSong at Hayes Valley's Specialized Behavioral and Emotional Care Program is based on a non-pathological view of creating therapeutic environments. Our process-oriented, humanistic approach to care and services allows residents to be who they are. Our staff tries to approach human interactions and behaviors with curiosity and with hope for a deeper understanding about their meaning. In turn, this understanding helps us learn how to best help and care for each resident. Our staff, clinicians, and interns are committed to creating compassionate, non-judgmental, and supportive environments for residents with high acuity needs.
Deepening our core value of integrative care and services, AgeSong is providing a true psycho-bio-spiritual program for our elders in San Francisco. As part of this innovative program, the Holistic Wellness practitioners will work in collaboration to provide options for residents looking at wellness in a more comprehensive way. The program will provide alternative approaches to chronic challenges, acute needs and lifestyle and health choices.