Services for Seniors – Mississippi Department of Human Service - medical services and older adults


medical services and older adults - Adult/Older Adult System of Care

GoalImprove the health, function, and quality of life of older adults.OverviewAs Americans live longer, growth in the number of older adults is unprecedented. In 2014, 14.5% (46.3 million) of the US population was aged 65 or older and is projected to reach 23.5% (98 million) by 2060.1Aging adults experience higher risk of chronic disease. Outreach Services Providing a Better Quality of Life for Adults 60+. Older Adult Services provides mobile mental health services and episodic treatment services to community-dwelling older adults (60 and older) that emphasize individual needs, strengths, choices, and involvement in service planning and implementation.

Jul 18, 2016 · Publications for and about Older Adults from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Health Aging resources from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Older Adult Health Information and Organizations from NLM’s MedLinePlus (en Español). Our Access Team is the first contact to request mental health services, and can be reached at (707) 565-6900. We provide outreach and engagement and outpatient specialty mental health treatment services to adults ages 60 and older.

May 02, 2019 · Adult and Older Adult Division serves adults age 18 – 59 and older adults 60+ with behavioral health needs. If you have needs which leave you unable to do basic self-care skills, you may be able to get behavioral health services for mental health, substance use and other types of co-occurring disorders. There are often effective medical treatments, and older adults should not be embarrassed to discuss with their physicians. Visit the Program for Healthy Aging to learn more about preventative measures for common elderly health issues. — Suzannah Smith.

Adult/Older Adult System of Care. The San Diego County Adult/Older Adult System of Care offers a wide variety of treatment, rehabilitation and recovery services to help people who are experiencing persistent and severe mental illness or an addiction health crisis. All services provided are oriented to meet the unique linguistic and cultural needs of the persons served. The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS), Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) is dedicated to keeping pace with the needs of the state’s older citizens and to improving their quality of life. One of every six adults in Mississippi is more than 60. In this population segment, about 79 percent own the homes in which they live.