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Older People’s Mental Health Service (OPMH) Community Service WSLHD

Older People’s Mental Health Service (OPMH) Community Service WSLHD

Older People’s Mental Health (OPMH) Community Services are provided to people aged 65 years and over, and 50 years and over for Aboriginal people who identify themselves as functionally old, living at home or in a residential aged care facility in the WSLHD catchment area who have developed or are at risk of developing a mental health condition, and to people with severe and persistent behavioural and psychological symptoms of Dementia (BPSD). People under 65 years with a mental health problem and potential age related problems, causing significant functional disability and/or in the context of dementia are also be able to use OPMH service if it is suitable to their needs.

The aim is to optimise the well-being, quality of life, and functioning of older people with mental health issues or BPSD so that they can continue to live as independently as possible in the setting of their choice. OPMH community services are delivered by a multidisciplinary team.

The OPMH community service provide person-centred, recovery focussed, trauma informed and culturally sensitive care to its consumers and their families/carers. The OPMH service aims to provide safe, reliable and quality care in the community in a least restrictive way delivered in partnership with people with lived experience, their families and carers, and other specialities and partnering organizations.

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WSLHD West sector:
Blacktown Team

WSLHD East sector:
Merrylands Team