Care Partners: Bridging Families, Clinics, and Communities to Advance Late-Life Depression Care
Many older adults are reluctant to seek depression treatment yet may participate in community-based programs, services and organizations such as adult day health, senior centers, Meals on Wheels, caregiver support groups, faith communities, or volunteer organizations. Strategically strengthening the capacity of community-based programs and organizations to identify, support and (when necessary) refer depressed older adults to the healthcare system has the potential to reach older adults who need care but do not recognize the need or feel comfortable reaching out for help. In this 3 1/2 year study, the AIMS Center will work with the Archstone Foundation and a team at UC Davis to develop innovative approaches to the treatment of depression in older adults through the involvement of community-based organizations in California.
- This video describes the Elder Care Depression Team Program, which blends services from Sonoma County Adult and Aging Services and Petaluma Health Center as part of the Care Partners: Bridging Families, Clinics, and Communities to Advance Late-Life Depression Care project.