Behavioral Health

Improve quality of Life for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative (OABHI) – The state is investing in senior behavioral health to better meet the needs of older adults and people with disabilities by improving access to care and by making sure that providers work together to provide coordinated, high-quality physical and behavioral health care. The goal is to improve quality of life for older adults. This investment has placed 25 professionals who specialize in behavioral health for older adults in local and regional community mental health programs. RVCOG employs an Older Adult Behavioral Health Specialist (OABHS). Call 541-423-1364 or email for more information.

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PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives for Seniors) is an evidence-based treatment program for seniors with depression. PEARLS is for older adults (and all-age adults with epilepsy) with minor depression. This brief intervention program is delivered in the home with 8 visits and 4 follow-up calls over a period of 6 to 8 months. More information here.