Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Home-based mental health services for Latino older adults: A grant proposal
by Keilman, Kathleen, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 59; 1583692
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to locate a potential funding source and write a grant to provide home-based mental health services to Latino older adults for Beach Cities Health District, in Redondo Beach, California, the host agency for this program. An extensive literature review was conducted to investigate the best way to provide non-traditional therapeutic services to older adults. The Archstone Foundation was chosen as the most appropriate funding source.

The population of Latino older adults is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. Many in this population suffer from depression but fail to access services due to language barriers and other obstacles. This program was developed to improve knowledge of depression and improve coping skills, as well as reduce symptoms of depression.

If funded, this program could provide social workers an opportunity to bridge the gap the need for and the receipt of mental health services among older Latinos. Submission of the grant was not a requirement for the thesis project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Potts, Marilyn
Commitee: Brocato, Jo, Ranney, Molly
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Social work, Aging
Keywords: Home-based services, Latinos, Mental health, Older adults
Publication Number: 1583692
ISBN: 978-1-321-55365-9
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