The older adult population is growing in Fairfax County, and their needs are increasing. Emergent mental health disorders, risk for suicide, and substance abuse are major concerns for this population.
CSB provides some specialized services tailored to meet the unique needs of aging adults. Interventions support recovery and independence, are appropriate to the individual’s physical and cognitive abilities, and are often community-based, depending on the need.
The Regional Older Adult Facilities Mental Health Support Team (RAFT) provides assisted living or nursing home level care for older adults (age 65 or older) who are either being discharged from a state psychiatric hospital, or who are at risk of needing psychiatric hospitalization.
In addition, CSB is partnering with the Fairfax Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and other Northern Virginia AAAs to increase public awareness about depression in older adults, risks and sources of support.
To learn more about behavioral health services for older adults in our community, call CSB Entry & Referral at 703-383-8500, TTY 711.
For information about other services for older adults, call the Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resources Line at 703-324-7948 (TTY 711) or fill out their online service request form.