What is the OASiS Program?
The OASiS Program, also known as the Older Adult Specialized Services Program, provides services to senior citizens who are struggling with their mental health. Specifically, the OASiS program provides intensive home and community-based services to people age 60 and older who are:
- struggling to maintain symptom stability
- currently residing in a skilled nursing facility
- at imminent risk for hospitalization or placement in a skilled nursing facility.
The program’s focus is to help individuals and their families stabilize and engage in their recovery. Based upon a needs assessment, the OASiS program can also serve adults under the age of 60 on a case by case basis.
The OASiS program also monitors Pre-admission and Resident Review (PASRR) level II requirements and services by providing trained Level II evaluators to assess the behavioral health needs of residents who will be entering nursing homes. This includes working with the nursing home facilities to increase their knowledge on how to follow these requirements and address the needs of their residents.
Services Offered by The OASiS program
• Individual and Family Therapy
• Care Coordination
• Crisis and safety planning and prevention
• Psycho-education & Psychosocial Rehabilitation
• Coaching to develop coping and emotion regulation strategies
& problem solving techniques
• Medication evaluation and management
Referral Sources: The OASiS program accepts referrals from community partners including but not limited to; mental health organizations, residential facilities, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospitals.
Operational Hours (including after-hours contacts): Direct services are offered Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm, with access to Community Reach Center's Behavioral Health Urgent Care 24/7/365. The team is flexible to meet after-hours needs where indicated.