In-Home Services Available Through Senior Outreach Services Include:
- Psychiatric Evaluations
- Psychosocial Assessments
- Ongoing Medication Monitoring
- Intensive Support and Counseling
- Emergency Intervention
- Caregiver Support and Training
An Appropriate Referral for Senior Outreach Services is:
A person age 60 or older
- who is a Medicare recipient (although other insurances may be accepted)
- lives at home and
- has a history of serious and persistent mental illness or substance abuse
- is experiencing an acute emergence of significant mental health issues.
(may be depressed, agitated, irrational…)
- who may be homebound isolated or frail.
- who may be suspicious, fearful or unable to seek clinic-based services.
The Mental Health Professionals who make up the S.O.S. Team are:
- A Board Certified Psychiatrist
Licensed Clinical Social Worker experienced in the treatment of serious and persistent mental illness and trained in crisis intervention techniques, co-occurring, and in the management of psychiatric emergency situations.
The Treatment Outcomes We Work to Accomplish:
- Eliminate or postpone the need for long-term institutional placement.
- Resolve acute episodes with shorter hospital stays or without having to hospitalize at all.
- Reduce symptoms and behaviors that are troublesome and distressing for both the elderly person and the caretaker.
- Promote a sense of independence, self-reliance and well-being.
- Create an ongoing network of community support services.