Older adults are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, with numbers expected to reach 71.5 million by 2020. In 2004, there were 16,100 nursing homes in the United States with a total of 1.7 million older adults living in them. Depression among residents in the nursing homes has been documented to be as high as 35% due to chronic illnesses and losses due to nursing home placement.
The purpose of this grant is to fund a project that provides depression intervention in the nursing home. The program will utilize Master of Social Work interns who will provide clinical services, train nursing home staff on depression recognition, and set up therapeutic groups. This program will be an extension of the San Pedro, California, Department of Mental Health's Older Adult Field Accessible Case Management and Treatment Services (FACTS) Program, which provides mental health services to older adults in the community.
|Advisor:||Goodman, Catherine C.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Gerontology, Social work, Clinical psychology|
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