Family Services of Westchester is at the forefront of caring for the County’s seniors, creating programs that enable the older adult – regardless of financial means – to live their later years in dignity in the County they call home.
Geriatric Outreach provides mental health services to older persons in the community who could not otherwise access more traditional, office-based mental health services. Our team approach offers clinical in-home services which provide psychotherapy and supportive counseling to clients in their own homes, especially those isolated individuals not being served by more traditional office-based programs. Social workers provide in-home treatment for problems with mood, bereavement, family discord and any form of mental illness. Geriatric case management offers assessment and support for isolated older adults experiencing depression, anxiety and other symptoms of mental illness. We also make referrals to other kinds of support services, including short/long range planning and options, legal/financial planning, home care and respite care.
Assessment and intervention in cases of alleged elder abuse and neglect are handled with sensitivity. In addition to our services for clients who are experiencing elder abuse, FSW also trains professionals, paraprofessionals, organizations and others who come into contact with isolated, homebound elderly to be able to identify individuals who could be at risk for abuse.
Geriatric Mental Health
Pamela McGurgan Marinelli, LMHC