Aged Mental Health Care Services, Country Liaison Service (Renamed and merged to Rural & Remote Mental Health Service)

Aged Mental Health Care Services, Country Liaison Service (Renamed and merged to Rural & Remote Mental Health Service)

Organisation Address
Glenside Campus, Fullarton Rd, Eastwood SA 5063, Australia
Organisation Phone
8303 1307, mob 0419 808 907
Organisation Fax
08 8372 1669
Organisation Email
PO Box 17 Fullarton, SA 5063 Australia
Parent Body:
Central North Adelaide Health Service
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm. After hours on call service for emergencies
Contact:
Stephen Merrett, Country Services Coordinator
Eligibility:
People aged 65 years and over (55 years and over for people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander descent) living in country South Australia who have a serious mental disorder which develops in later life or longstanding mental health problems complicated by age-related issues or people who develop dementia with associated challenging behaviours requiring diagnosis, treatment and management of their conditions

Provides a visiting and/or remote consultation and liaison service to rural and remote regions of South Australia usually on a monthly basis. A consultant psychiatrist visits selected regions every 3 months

Information
Services
  • Assessments in clients' usual place of residence
  • Telephone consultations for service providers
  • Video conferencing assessments by consultant psychiatrists
  • Pre-admission and discharge planning for clients entering the unit's Adelaide hospital beds
  • Referral to appropriate agencies for long-term management and treatment
  • Education services for aged care service providers
  • Visiting services are provided to the Hills, Mallee, Southern, Wakefield, Riverland, South East and Northern and Far Western Regions. The first point of contact for clients in these regions is their GP or local community health centre, although direct contact regarding clinical services can be made with a Service staff member covering the region or the Service Co-ordinator regarding service delivery issues.
  • A remote consultation service, through the Western Community Team, is provided for service providers in the Mid North and Eyre Regions. As there is no visiting service to these regions, the first point of contact for clients in these regions is their GP or local community health centre. Contact regarding service delivery issues can be made with the Service Co-ordinator
Last updated: 21/04/2017
Information provided by: Connecting Up (Seniors Information)

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