Older Adult Behavior Health Coalition

Older Adults Behavioral Health Coalition of Ashland County

The mission of the Older Adult Behavioral Health Coalition of Ashland County is to unify, educate, and collaborate among professionals who work with older adults and their caregivers in all areas of mental, physical, and behavioral healthcare. We also strive to involve and include older adults who are consumers of healthcare services.

Our coalition has three active focus areas:

  • Access/Crisis – which focuses on aspects of assessment, intervention, availability of resources and approaches to older adults experiencing a behavioral health crisis, a primary medical crisis, or both.
  • Training – with a focus on what training opportunities currently exist related to older adults and their well being as well as community needs which may be met by additional trainings.
  • Community Awareness/Resources – which will focus on "spreading the word" to the community through a variety of mechanisms highlighting what the coalition is all about and what resources are available to the community. The "Vial of Life" program will be initiated from within this group.

One resource the coalition provides to the community is the Caregiver Notebook, the notebook provides guidance, suggestions, and resources to caregivers in the community. Click here to download the notebook.

In addition to the Notebook, the coalition has developed a RESOURCE GUIDE that allows for quick look up of resources available to older adults in Ashland County.  Click here to download the resource guide. The pages in this PDF are out of order, however, this allows for easy printing of the guide. To print the guide instruct your printer to print:

  • Double sided
  • Flip on short edge

Once printed the guide will fold in half nicely and the pages will be in the correct order.

The Older Adult Behavioral Health Coalition is a partnership between the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County, the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging and many local partners interested in the behavioral health care of older adults in Ashland County. The Coalition began meeting in October of 2006 and meets monthly.

 

For additional information, or information on how you can participate on the coalition, please contact the Mental Health & Recovery Board at 419-281-3139

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