If you or an older adult in your life is affected with severe and persistent mental illness, co-occuring substance abuse or medical conditions or other complicating factors, the Senior Care Program may be right for you.
The mission of Beacon Health’s Senior Care Program is to provide affected seniors a community-based mental health service that is highly individualized to meet their specific needs.
It’s no secret that older adults are less likely to access behavioral health services in a traditional, agency-based manner. We collaborate with the full range of ADAMHS-funded programs as well as with other senior-specific health and social services providers. Services range from acute outpatient services such as crisis intervention to ongoing outpatient services such as CPST, Counseling and Psychiatry Services.
Are you a caregiver, family member or friend who is concerned about an older adult because that person is exhibiting some of the following symptoms?
- Losing interest in activities they used to like
- Change in eating or sleeping habits
- Feeling of sadness
- Drinking alcohol to excess
- Confusing prescription medications
- Not taking care of self
- Vague, chronic physical symptoms
- Thoughts about death or suicide
- In general, a significant change in behavior
If you are concerned about some of these things, perhaps The Senior Care Program can assist you.
The members of the Senior Care Program work together to serve Lake County’s older adults (60+) and their caregivers who are in need of help with behavioral health issues. Our goal is to improve the accessibility and delivery of behavioral health and other services to older adults.
What can the Senior Care Program do for you?
- Provide immediate crisis counseling
- Give ongoing behavioral health services
- Help with case management
- Be a source for information and assistance
- Suggest help in linking to other services such as home-delivered meals and homemaking
- Offer outreach and education to professionals in the community working with older adults
- Provide discussion opportunities to individuals, families and professionals in the community
Who does the Senior Care Program serve?
- Lake County older adults (60+) who have behavioral health concerns
- Caregivers of these older adults
- Service providers of older adults (physicians, social workers, care managers, home health agencies, etc.)
For more information on the Senior Care Program, its collaborating partners and other agencies working with older adults, click on these links:
- Lake County ADAMHS Board
- Alzheimer’s Association
- Cleveland Catholic Charities
- Extended Housing, Inc.
- Lake County Council on Aging
- Lake County Department of Job & Family Services / Adult Protective Services
- Lake Health Senior Services
- Lake County General Health District
- Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (WRAAA)
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Ohio)
For additional information, contact us at 440-639-3520.