Integrated Mental Health Services with Primary Care
This collaboration with Peak Vista Community Health Clinics integrates behavioral health and primary care at Peak Vista's Senior Health Clinics. In conjunction with their primary care visit, patients can receive on-site services from Aging Center clinicians. Depression and anxiety screening is routinely available to all Peak Vista patients. A brief computerized memory screen is offered for early detection of cognitive impairment. Therapy groups for older adults coping with chronic illnesses, including diabetes, are also available at the Peak Vista Senior Health Clinics. (719) 329-7100
Rocky Mountain Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
In December 2008, Rocky Mountain Health Care Services opened the first Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) in El Paso County to ensure maximum independence and quality of life for older adults in our community. PACE utilizes a prevention methodology where the participants are regularly assessed by the interdisciplinary team (IDT) who works together to promote the health of each individual. The physician, nurse practitioners, nurses, occupational therapist, physical therapist, recreational therapist, dietician, social workers and licensed counselors, in collaboration with the participant and family members, develop the treatment plan designed to meet the medical and “daily life” needs of each participant. The IDT coordinates services based on need and logic in a timely manner, ensuring that the various professions involved in the participant’s care are all working in the same direction with the same goal in mind.
UCCS and Rocky Mountain PACE have been working collaboratively to provide integrated medical and mental health services to Rocky Mountain PACE patients since summer, 2009. Our clinicians joined this team to provide counseling, depression/anxiety screening, memory screening, and group and individual psychotherapy coordinated with other medical and social services available at PACE.
Rocky Mountain PACE (719) 314-2327