Community Aged Persons' Mental Health Service

Description of Service

Contact: Triage Worker on 1300 363 746 or 9076 6012 (BH)

The Community Aged Persons' Mental Health Service forms part of the Aged Psychiatry Services at Caulfield Hospital.

The team is available to see people in their own homes; which may include a hostel, nursing home, and/or supportive residential service.

The team of Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Registrars, Psychiatric Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Psychologists works closely with the client's General Practitioner and family / carer.

Trained and approved interpreters will be used when assessing and treating non-English speaking clients.

The team will visit people who live in

  • Port Phillip
  • Stonnington
  • Caulfield section of Glen Eira

Service Provision Criteria
Persons 65 years or over who suffer from or experience a mental illness that requires specialist psychiatric assessment/management, such as:

Services Offered

  • Psychiatric Assessment: The team will conduct assessments in the community and offer advice, management, support, treatment and follow-up
  • Case Management
  • Carer and family support
  • Education to clients, carers and health workers who care for older people with mental health problems.

Other Services

 

General Information

Phone/Fax
1300 363 746/ 9076 6012
Fax: 9076 6115

Location
240 Kooyong Rd Building 27,
Caulfield Hospital
240 Kooyong Rd

Hours Of Service
Monday to Friday
9.00am - 4.30pm

Outpatient Information
Enquiries and referrals are welcome from: General Practitioners, Carers, Health Professionals, General Public

For out of hours service. Please phone 1300 363 746