RAFT Mental Health Services
- Multidisciplinary evaluation
- Comprehensive plan of care
- Psychiatric treatment
- Medication monitoring and evaluation
- Intensive case management and coordination with medical doctors and other agencies
- Individual, group, and family therapy
- 24-hour consultation to facilities
Competent and knowledgeable staff are invaluable when working with older adults! Mental illness is a medical illness and treatable, just like every other illness. Learning the skills is the solution!
Challenging behaviors, or behaviors that are not understood, are the primary cause of behavior management problems for staff in the Community and Long-Term Care settings.
RAFT teaches skills through trainings and consultations on a range of topics including behavioral and mental health challenges in older adults.
The result: skilled and knowledgeable staff with resources to produce positive outcomes
- Anxiety and Depression
- Dementia and Challenging Behaviors
- Mental Health: What is It
- Medications for Improved Outcomes
- Suicide Assessment and Prevention in Older Adults
- Difficult Resident or Personality Disorder
- PTSD – How to work with it
- Bullying in Older Adults
- Care Givers Training
- Basic Counseling Skills
- Trauma Informed Care
- Transitions and Adjustments for Older Adults
- When the Family is the Client
- Aging Issues: Managing Loss
The trainings below can be viewed in PowerPoint – just open the file and play it as a slideshow. The slides will progress on their own, accompanied by recorded narration.
- Difficult Behaviors during COVID-19
- Dementia Caregiver Stress
- Older Adults and Depression
- Communicating with Older Adults
RAFT Consultation Services
Be proactive and address concerns before they become a problem for you or your resident!
RAFT is available to provide consultation services to Long Term Care Providers and Community Partners.
The RAFT team will thoroughly analyze the challenging behaviors, work directly with staff to understand and practice proven interventions, and provide a written consultation/plan of action.
Consider a Consultation When:
- Agitation, anger, verbal aggression
- Withdrawal from social interaction
- Paranoia and accusatory behavior
- Refusing care and medications
- Unusual behaviors
- Changes in behavior or emotional state
- Self-injurious behavior or threats of self-harm