Life expectancy in the United States has increased significantly, from 49 years in 1900 to 78.49 years in 2012. Maine, like the rest of the United States is getting older. In fact, in 2004 Maine was the “oldest” state in the union, with the highest median age. In 2000, about 14% of Maine’s population was 65 or over. But over the next two and a half decades, the population 65 and older will grow to comprise 22% of Maine’s population. In absolute numbers, between 2000 and 2030, Maine’s population of those aged 65 or over will more than double from 181,000 to 397,000.
Late life is a time of transitions, with increased vulnerability to losses and illnesses that can lead to problems in emotion, behavior, as well as in memory and other cognitive abilities. Our team’s goals are to identify the nature and causes of these common problems, to use the most effective treatments available to help restore mental health, and to discover strategies to enhance resilience and better manage the distinctive stressors of late life.
As the only multi-disciplinary specialized psychiatric practice for geriatric patients in Maine, we cater to a large section of a growing population. Our team provides psychiatric evaluation; neuropsychological, cognitive-behavioral and occupational therapy services; psychiatric medication management; recommendations for psychiatric treatment; and individual, family and group therapy. These services help to promote our high rate of patient satisfaction and proven success as evidenced by ongoing outcome measurement. Our offices are centralized in Portland, making us available and convenient to the community.
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William D. Jeanblanc, M.D., a board certified Adult and Geriatric psychiatrist, serves as the Director of Maine Medical Center’s Geriatric Psychiatry Division.
Services We Provide:
Recommendations for Psychiatric Treatment
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
As part of the MMC/SHH Mental Health Network, the Division of Outpatient Psychiatry is central to our integrated delivery system through: Caring for our community, Educating tomorrow's caregivers, and Researching new ways to provide care.
We embrace a recovery based philosophy of care, partnering with patients and their families to optimize quality of life. We achieve this by:
Providing comprehensive, coordinated team based care.
Providing treatment that is informed by outcomes and evidence.
Committing to ongoing education and professional development of staff and trainees.
Embracing research as an integral part of our work.
Evaluating and allocating resources to meet defined patient population and trainee needs.
Engaging in continuous process and quality improvement as part of our culture.
Using technologies to maximize safety and efficiency.
Our Team Members:
William Jeanblanc, MD
Director of Geriatric Psychiatry
Sarah Muscat, MD
Anu Makynen, PhD
Thomas Miller, PhD
Heather Emerson, NP