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Senior Programs

As our population ages, more individuals and families are faced with issues of aging and related needs for special care. CLM Senior Services provides professional treatment to individuals ages 60 and older, families and family caregivers coping with a variety of emotional health issues such as depression, coping with loss, anxiety and stress related disorders, coping with demands of caring for an aging relative or spouse, as well as emotional issues that may accompany medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Our staff can assist with making the right choices about the type of care our clients and/or their family member needs, link them with community services and offer insights into the emotional needs of seniors and their caregivers.

Senior Services include:

Individual - Our initial goal of therapy starts with building trust so that we can communicate in a safe setting and form a healing partnership. Through this partnership, we create an environment where it is acceptable to challenge, to experience difficult emotions and to attempt new, healthier ways of living.

Family - Families function best when there are appropriate hierarchies and boundaries. When difficulties arise between family members, family therapy can be effective in re-establishing roles, boundaries and healthy communication.

Group - Group therapy offers individuals a safe and comfortable place where they can work out problems and emotional issues, gain insight into their own thoughts and behavior, and offer suggestions and support to others. In addition, individuals who have a difficult time with interpersonal relationships can benefit from the social interactions that are a basic part of the group therapy experience.

Center for Life Management offers the Referral Education Assistance and Prevention (REAP) program for older adults (sixty years of age and older), who are not active clients of the mental health center.

This program delivers short- term, confidential counseling and educational services at no cost to the individual. Typically, services are provided in the home or community. The program is designed to assist older adults with a broad range of concerns that impact an older adult's well-being: life changes/losses, stress, housing and safety concerns, mental health concerns, and problems related to medication misuse or alcohol.

These services are also available to family members and professionals who are concerned about an older adult. In addition, the REAP program provides educational sessions on topics that are of interest to older adults. Educational sessions are typically offered at senior housing sites or locations frequented by older adults such as senior centers.

The REAP program is state-funded, supported by the NH Housing authority, DHHS Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services, DHHS Bureau of Behavioral health and DHHS Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services.

How to access the REAP Program:

If you have questions about the REAP program, you want to make a referral, schedule an appointment, or discuss scheduling an educational session contact the REAP referral line at 603-965-0655.

Assertive Community Treatment provides extensive community outreach to high risk individuals who have frequent hospitalizations, encounters with law enforcement and/or are resistant to treatment.

Supported Housing provides assistance with a goal of helping consumers live as independently as possible in the community. Support ranges from help developing appropriate independent living skills, assistance in obtaining affordable housing and ongoing support to sustain successful community integration for the program participants.

In addition, CLM continues to make significant strides through community outreach and collaboration with other community resources to address the needs of the homeless in the community. The Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded programs offer housing assistance for eligible homeless adults, who are willing to participate in treatment and are in need of housing assistance and support.

For seniors with more severe mental health issues we also provide:

Targeted Case Managers (TCM's) assess the needs of the clients in order to provide the most effective comprehensive services

  • TCM work with the CLM team to ensure services being received at CLM are meeting the client's needs.
  • TCM's work with and coordinate often with outside entities/agencies as appropriated. The following list is only an example:
  • Community supports
  • Medical Care Providers
  • Housing Authorities/ Resources
  • Community Action
  • Social Security Administration
  • Dept. of Health and Human Services
  • Representative Payeeships for Social Security funds
  • Legal Services
  • Fuel Assistance
  • Homeless Shelters/Food Pantries/Soup Kitchens
  • TCM's are an effective communication bridge between your treatment at CLM and the outside providers working with a holistic approach towards integrated care.
  • Targeted Case Management offers another layer of quality control management in an effort to assure you are receiving optimum care.
  • TCM's monitor progress with treatment.
  • TCM's assist with implementing services by providing:
  • Referrals to programs within CLM and outside-of-the-agency programs
  • Obtaining releases of information in order to communicate with other agencies/entities related to the client's goals
  • Provide information that would benefit your services at CLM
  • Targeted Case Management can be provided to clients who are covered by insurance such as Medicaid, Managed Care Companies or are willing to pay out-of-pocket.
  • Targeted Case Management is available via phone contact and/or face to face contact in order to provide flexibility and accommodate the schedule of the client.
  • Targeted Case Managers provide monitoring, referrals, linkage, and information regarding services that will benefit with your recovery.
  • Targeted Case Management is a voluntary service that is often recommended by the client's prescriber/assigned clinician.
  • Speak to your therapist/prescriber to see if you qualify to receive the targeted case management services.
  • Or call Peter Klecan at (603) 965-0631 for more information.

Functional Support Services (FSS) are interventions that may be provided to individuals meeting eligibility criteria. Functional Support Services are consumer driven goals that focus on recovery and are prescribed in their individual service plan/treatment plan. Functional Support Services must be provided in the community and not in the mental health center.

Functional Support Services include the following four services:

  • Therapeutic Behavioral Services
  • Family Support Services
  • Medication Support
  • Crisis Intervention Services

Therapeutic Behavioral Services

Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) objectives are to develop, reinforce, problem solve, apply skills and strategies to reduce symptoms and behaviors that impede or impair the consumer's functioning and complete their individual goals.

Family Support Services

Family Training and Counseling (FTC) services are interventions provided to family members, caregivers and significant others in the consumer's life that support the management of the consumer's mental illness.

Family Supports primary objective is to increase, educate and promote the consumer's resiliency and recovery.

Medication Support

Medication Training and Support (MTS) is an intervention provided to support the consumer in maintaining their medication regimen. Medication Support educates and problem solves to develop strategies for incorporating medication into the consumer's daily routine as prescribed by the clinical/medical record to promote management of their mental illness.

Crisis Intervention Services

Crisis Intervention (CI) is delivered on an individual basis and is designed to improve acute crisis behaviors and symptoms that jeopardize the consumer's ability to remain in the community.