FSW’s program takes a client-centered, preventive approach to helping older adults age with dignity. Both programs aim to enhance the quality of life for older adults, while helping them to live independently in the community for as long as possible.
Gatekeeper assists and engages older adults, 55+, who live independently and may be at risk of mental health issues, including depression and anxiety and would benefit from case management services. Gatekeepers are individuals who come into contact with older adults in the course of their everyday jobs or normal activities. The Gatekeeper program coordinator provides presentations and trainings to Gatekeepers to teach them to recognize the signs, symptoms and “red flags” of possible mental illness in older adults.