Geriatric Counseling, Inc. (GCI) provides assessment and counseling services to seniors and their families; living in long term care and also residential environments. GCI is one of the largest and most experienced providers of mental health services to seniors in the nation. Our mental health clinicians are experts in geriatric mental health issues. We can assess, identify and treat the problems which can interfere with the happiness the senior deserves in this life stage. Our experts are committed to providing the greatest "Quality of Life" care with the highest possible ethical and moral standards.
GCI is a leader in the provision of mental health services to long term care facilities, developing expertise in the industry since 1990.
One main item that separates us from our competitors is that we built our company on Federal and State Laws such as OBRA and Title 22. We designed our company programs and services with these Laws and Regulations built in from our inception. We pride ourselves on fact that we are not only a provider in your facility, but we are a "Partner" working together for the benefit of the Resident's, staff and families. Our success depends on your success.
GCI provides a critical service and we pride ourselves on our unique "System of Delivery". Our "System" identifies and addresses some of the most common areas of concern at the facility. GCI Referral Process
- Residents who have a mental health diagnosis listed on their face sheet.
- Residents with Triggers in Section "E" of the Minimum Data Set (MDS).
- Residents who have Care Plans for mental health/behavioral issues.
- Residents who are on psycho-active medications.
Our therapists are experts in the identification and resolution of eldercare issues common to Residents of skilled nursing, long term care and assisted living facilities. We know how to best utilize this expertise in the context of long term care and Medicare environments, resulting in the maintenance of a high standard of "Quality of Life" for the Residents entrusted to your care.
Working with GCI also results in a lessening of the burden of staff burnout associated with the high demands of Residents with mental/behavioral health needs and a facilitation of meeting these demands of overseeing regulating agencies. We provide:
- Psychological Assessment
- Behavior Management
- Psychological Testing (Limited)
- Inter-Disciplinary Team Consultation
- Staff Education
- Family Consultation
- Administrative Consultation
Our Transitions program focuses on Senior Family issues. A Senior Family is one that has a member who is experiencing issues related to aging. GCI provides assessment and counseling both to the family and the senior to help them resolve t heir concerns and work through this time of difficult change. These services are delivered in both outpatient and assisted living settings. Counseling is available for the senior and their family members who are:
- Experiencing difficulties with activities of daily living (ADL's)
- Transitioning from home
- Adjusting to new environments
- Resolving family issues
- Coping with mood changes
- Dealing with changes in health
- Improving interpersonal relationships
GCI offers consulting to the long term care industry in a variety of ways. Corporations concerned about their management of mental health can benefit from GCI's expertise in their delivery. We can also assist in administrative issues such as executive coaching, selection and training. Our Principals have been providing consultation to management for over twenty five years.
Mental Health Providers can have an opportunity to develop their specialty by working with GCI. Both full and part-time positions are available throughout the State of California for licensed psychologists and licensed clinical social workers. Click here to learn more.
The Principals in GCI are highly experienced professionals in the business of long term care mental health and the professional & legal demands which must be met.