Gero Community Stabilization Program
The Gero Community Stabilization Team (GCST) is an interdisciplinary team that helps support adults aged 65 or older with dementia, Alzheimer’s, or a serious mental illness in jeopardy of being hospitalized, incarcerated, or homeless due to behaviors.
This program makes it possible to discharge older adults from the hospital to their homes or nursing homes and assisted living facilities by serving as a step-down service that provides crisis stabilization and intensive mental health services.
If you or someone you love is experiencing a psychological emergency, please contact our crisis line 24/7 at (757) 925-2484
GCST services include behavior management and interventions including but not limited to:
- Structured activities and linkage to other services and supports
- Training for the individual’s system of support to include family and providers
- Consultations with providers in Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Homes
All participants must be diagnosed with a qualifying mental health disorder of dementia or Alzheimer’s with behaviors and be at risk of hospitalization or loss of placement, be 65 years or older and live in the Western Tidewater or Region Five area.
To get started or receive more information about this program, schedule an appointment through our website.
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