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The Senior Outreach Program of Park Ridge Mental Health: An Innovative Approach to Mental Health and Aging

Journal of Gerontological Social Work

Author: Russell, R.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1998


Availability and accessibility of mental health servuices for the elderly is woefully inadequate, failing to recognise the diversity of needs in the older adult population. Stigma, confusing & exclusionary insurance regulations, & restrictive mental health center policies have limited & discouraged treatment interventions. Through innovative case finding, programming, & funding arrangements, the Senior Outreach Program of Park Ridge Mental Health in Rochester, NY, has proven effective in identifying & providing outreach mental health services to elderly individuals. The program utilizes a human services agency model, yet operates in a large health care system as part of a continuum of psychogeriatric services.

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Pages: 95-104
Volume: 29
Issue: 1
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 17/07/2013
Keywords: North Americaolderhealth improvementmental health
Reads: 166