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The HOME Program provides mental health services for elderly persons who are unable or unwilling to leave their homes for assessment or treatment. Any Broome County resident age 60 or older can receive the services. Consultation with a mental health professional, in-home mental health assessment and/or short-term counseling can be provided. Referrals to other community services are made as needed. There is no charge for the mental health services provided by the HOME Program.
A team composed of clinical social workers and registered psychiatric nurses are available for home visits. Depending on the situation, one or two professionals will visit the home. The HOME Program has access to geriatric psychiatrists for consultation. Some types of problems seen by the team are: depression, isolation, confusion, unusual behavior, anxiety and hallucinations.
To contact the HOME Program, call the Broome County Office for the Aging at 607.778.2411, weekdays, 8:30 am - 5 pm. A trained caseworker will take your request. Self-referrals are accepted, as well as referrals from family caregivers, physicians or other professionals. If mental health assistance is needed, the caseworker will contact the HOME Program team. If appropriate, a home visit will be scheduled, usually within a week.
Emergency or dangerous situations that need immediate attention are not appropriate for the HOME Program. In these cases, call CPEP at 762.2302 or the police.
The HOME Program, a multi-agency initiative, is a collaborative effort of UHS Hospitals, Binghamton Psychiatric Center, Broome County Office for the Aging, Broome County Social Services and Broome County Mental Health. The HOME Program is supported by the New York State Department of Mental Health Community Reinvestment Funds.
UHS Binghamton General Hospital
24-hour Crisis Center
Please call 911 in an emergency