What other mental health/support resources are there for older people?
Often distressed older adults have more than just mental health needs. The following are services that help support older adults in the community.
Social Services are services provided by the professional staff to support people in the community. These services can include substance abuse, help for mental illness and a wide range of needs, which can include information and referral, and support groups.
The following provide social services in Philadelphia.
- Refer to list of Social Services resources.
Adult Day Services
Adult Day Services provide services to physically and/or cognitively impaired older adults and supports their caring families. They should offer a balanced program of therapy and activity to help older people maintain the highest possible level of independence. Services may include: assessment and care planning, individual and family counseling, health screenings and monitoring, activities of daily living (ADL) training and nursing interventions, medication administration and reviews, hot luncheons and snacks, assistance with personal care and creative group and individual programs.
The following provide adult day services in Philadelphia.
- Refer to list of Adult Day Services resources.
Legal Support Services
The following services provide information and guidance for older adults with legal issues.
The following provide legal services in Philadelphia.
- Refer to list of Legal Support Services resources.
Volunteer Support Services
Individual volunteer groups offer other support services. These services link volunteers and peer support.
The following provide volunteer support services in Philadelphia.
- Refer to list of Volunteer Support Services resources.
Advocacy services help people overcome barriers that keep them from getting the information and help that they need.
The following provide advocacy services in Philadelphia.
- Refer to list of Advocacy Services resources.