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Title: The%20OACS%20(Older%20Adults%20Counseling%20Services)%20Program%20of%20NHS%20Human%20Services%20-%20Community%20Based%20Mental%20Health%20Services%20in%20Delaware%20County%20%20

The OACS (Older Adults Counseling Services)
Program of NHS Human Services - Community Based
Mental Health Services in Delaware County
Delaware County Aging Behavioral Health Task
  • Sharon D. White, M.S.S., L.C.S.W. , Program
  • NHS Human Services of Delaware County
  • Older Adult Share the Care Regional Training
  • April 11, 2012

  • I. OACS Program Overview - Community Based
    Behavioral Health Services A. NHS Human Services
  • B. Funding
  • II. OACS Programs - In Home Counseling Programs
  • A. Eligibility Requirements
  • B. Service Delivery
  • C. Treatment Modalities
  • III. OACS Programs - Senior Center Behavioral
    Health Program
  • A. Program
  • B. Professional Services Para-Professional
  • D. Wellness Programs
  • E. Trainings for Senior Center Directors /or
    Center Support Staff
  • IV. Questions/Answers

I. Overview of OACS Programs - Community
Based Behavioral Health Services
  • A. NHS Human Services
  • Mission Statement "NHS provides innovative
    solutions to support the unique needs of the
    individuals we serve by striving to create a
    caring and responsive environment that promotes
    the highest standards of integrity and quality."
  • NHS and its subsidiaries provide a core group of
    services to individuals with varying degrees of
    mental health and mental retardation disabilities
    and drug and alcohol problems. 
  • Division of Specialized Adult Services in
    Delaware County
  • Corporate Office Lafayettte Hills (620
    Germantown Pike)
  • Regional office Erdenheim (906 Bethlehem Pike)
  • B. Funding Sources
  • Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging
  • 3rd Party Insurances Medicare, Magellan, etc.
  • Medicaid

  • It is estimated that by 2030, more than 15
    million older adults will suffer a mental
    illness. That is nearly double the current
  • Jeste, Alexopoulus, Bartels, et al., 1999

II. OACS Programs - In Home Counseling Programs
Grant Funded PDA Waiver Clients
  • A. Eligibility Requirements
  • Age Requirements aged 60 or caregivers for
    person (s) 60
  • homebound status
  • Voluntary
  • B. Service Delivery
  • Length of Course of Treatment
  • brief therapy, goal oriented but not time
  • Location of treatment
  • clients homes other community locations, i.e.
    senior centers when the home is not conducive for
  • C. Treatment Modalities
  • individual therapy, couples family therapy

III. Senior Center Behavioral Health
Program - Services Delivered at Senior Centers
Funded by COSA (8)
  • A. Program Design
  • 3 Tiered
  • Need based
  • Wellness Centered Programs
  • Educational Presentations Trainings
  • Staffing
  • Professionals Behavioral Health Specialist
    Behavioral Health Activities Facilitator
  • Peer Counselors
  • Professional Services
  • Senior Center Individual Behavioral Health
    Service Plans Yearly
  • Professional Behavioral Health Services BH
    Specialist Activities Facilitator
  • Screenings (depression, etc.) Behavioral Health
  • Individual Counseling brief therapy for clients
    with acute issues
  • Referrals to Community Behavioral Health Service
    Providers, etc
  • Clinical Consultations with Center Directors

III. Senior Center Behavioral Health Program
  • Para Professional Services Volunteer Peer
    Counseling Program
  • Trainings All Program Professional Staff
    Guest Presenters
  • Initial Intensive Training, Monthly Supervision
  • Quarterly In-Services
  • Roles Responsibilities
  • individual supportive counseling participants
    not requiring professional services.
  • counseling, co-facilitation of groups, KTS
    Program (reminiscence - oral written story
  • Wellness Programs
  • Kitchen Table Stories Program (reminiscence -
    oral written story telling program)
  • self esteem/etiquette groups female male
    distinct groups
  • goal appropriate social emotional behaviors
    in the senior centers
  • 2 session program designed implemented with
    center director/staff

  • D. Wellness Programs (Contd)
  • Positive Aging Book Club
  • "Something to Live For Finding Your Way in the
    Second Half of Life by Richard Leider
  • "ABC for Seniors Successful Aging Wisdom from
    an Outrageous Gerontologist" by Ruth Harriet
    Jacobs, Ph.D.
  • E. Past Trainings for Center Directors
  • Behavioral Health 101 Red Flags, What to Know,
    Who to Call
  • Working with Difficult Consumers
  • Educational Presentations Trainings

  • The National Association for Area Agencies on
    Aging (N4A) has recognized the NHS Human Services
    Senior Center Behavioral Health Program with its
    2010 You Name It achievement award. The award
    will be announced during the N4A annual
    conference in Washington D.C., July 16-20, 2010.