Community Mental Health Teams for Older Adults

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Summary

The Older Adult Community Mental Health Team (OA CMHT) supports people over the age of 65 with severe and enduring mental health needs, also for those under 65 with an early onset Dementia. We can provide Assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment, Education and create Individualised care planning. 

What we do

The main functions of the service are:

  • Care, support and treatment for service users with dementia where the presentation is complex and an active intervention plan is indicated
  • Care, support and treatment for service users with complex functional mental illness, where treatment in primary care has been initiated and their mental health remains an issue of concern and an active intervention plan is indicated.  
  • Provision of care co-ordination under Care Programme Approach
  • S117 Aftercare annual reviews
  • Mental health medication initiation and monitoring including antipsychotics under the Shared Care protocol.
  • To maximise the potential of service users using a recovery focussed model of care.

The team comprises:

  • Community Mental Health Nurses (CMHN)
  • Social Workers (not integrated into the team)
  • Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP) (not integrated into the team)
  • Occupational Therapists (OT)
  • Psychiatrists
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Support Worker
  • Administration Staff

How to access the service

The main functions of the service are:

  • Care, support and treatment for service users with dementia where the presentation is complex and an active intervention plan is indicated
  • Care, support and treatment for service users with complex functional mental illness, where treatment in primary care has been initiated and their mental health remains an issue of concern and an active intervention plan is indicated.  
  • Provision of care co-ordination under Care Programme Approach
  • S117 Aftercare annual reviews
  • Mental health medication initiation and monitoring including antipsychotics under the Shared Care protocol.
  • To maximise the potential of service users using a recovery focussed model of care.

The team comprises:

  • Community Mental Health Nurses (CMHN)
  • Social Workers (not integrated into the team)
  • Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP) (not integrated into the team)
  • Occupational Therapists (OT)
  • Psychiatrists
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Support Worker
  • Administration Staff

How to contact us:

Central Lancashire

Charnley Fold

Cottage Lane

Bamber Bridge, Preston

PR5 6YA

Tel: 01772 401676

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday

(9.00am – 5.00pm)

Fylde Coast

Shorelands,

292 Central Drive,

Blackpool, FY1 5JW

Tel: 01253 657350

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday

(9.00am – 5.00pm)

East Lancashire

Ballenden House

Union Road

Rawtenstall, BB4 6SL

Tel: 01282 657354

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday

(9.00am – 5.00pm)

Lancaster & Morecambe

De Vitre House,

Lancaster, LA1 5AL

Tel: 01524 550420

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday

(9.00am – 5.00pm)

 

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