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WHAT Provides training for elderly depression awareness and therapy treatment.
WHYTo identify elderly depression symptoms, provide therapy treatment and follow up.
WHEREThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C.)
Healthy Aging Research Network (H.A.N.)
Across the USA at Participating Organizations.

Program Description

Organizations wishing to replicate the "Healthy IDEAS (Identifying Depression, Empowering Activities for Seniors)" Program are provided a training toolkit.

The "Healthy IDEAS (Identifying Depression, Empowering Activities for Seniors)" Program includes:

-Screening for symptoms for elderly depression
-Assessment of severity of elderly depression symptoms
-Educating older adults and primary caregivers on the effects of elderly depression
-Referral and follow-up to primary care and mental health service providers

Seniors may show improvement in mental health in the form of:

· Fewer symptoms of elderly depression
· Decreased physical pain
· Better ability to recognize and self-treat symptoms of elderly depression
· Improved well-being through achievement of personal goals

Health Service providers such as hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living may show improvement in the areas of:

· Increased treatment capacity to address elderly depression
· Better communication and stronger partnerships with mental health providers
· Opportunity to deliver a proven program that addresses critical needs of seniors
· Improved staff knowledge of elderly depression and confidence in providing therapy to seniors,


-Elderly Depression & Mental Health Programs
-Elderly Suicide Prevention Programs

Find out more about the "Healthy IDEAS (Identifying Depression, Empowering Activities for Seniors)" Program

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