maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle...

Recognizing the dramatically increasing population of older adults, Oakland Family Services is committed to providing diverse individual and group services for Older Adult clients and their families.

In addition to addressing crisis intervention, we also provide the following:

  • psychiatric evaluation and medical assessment
  • medication management and monitoring
  • psychiatric consults
  • early intervention for clients diagnosed with dementia through assessment, medication evaluation and behavioral plan
  • dementia training for caregivers
  • individual, family and group counseling for depression, grief and loss, substance abuse, family relationships, retirement and other life changes 
  • behavioral management

Consults for Adult Children of Aging Parents: Not sure what direction to take with an elderly parent who is requiring more and more of your time. Sit down and talk with a Geriatric Specialist about available services in your community to help develop the best plan for your aging parent to age in place and have the best quality of aging experience.

Services can be provided at one of our four locations, senior centers, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, retirement communities and some times in the home. 

Older Adult Services

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Oakland Family Services' professionals provide educational presentations and trainings on topics for and about the aging population for professional and familial caregivers.

Topics include:

  • Taking Care of the Caregiver
  • You and Your Aging Parent
  • Dementia Caregiver Series which includes:
               1.  What to Expect After the Diagnosis
               2.  Communicating and Therapeutic Activities with the Dementia Client
               3.  Taking Care of the Caregiver
  • Staying Emotionally Healthy
  • Beat the Blues Bingo
  • The Positive Side of Aging
  • Enhancing Memory
  • Stress Management

Staff from Older Adult and Caregiver Services also conduct monthly support groups: New Beginnings Stroke Support Group and Women's Health Support Group. Topics include:

  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Love & Laughter
  • Stroke - Good Luck or Bad Luck
  • Holiday Stressors
  • Humor and Good mental Health
  • The Effects of Good Self-Esteem
  • Effects of Pain on Mental Health
  • Music, Dance & Art
  • Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

The Older Adult and Caregiver Services team is comprised of psychologists, psychiatric nurses trained in geriatric psychiatry, and masters-prepared, certified in aging social workers who specialize in gerontology, psychiatry, substance abuse and the behavioral management of dementia clients.


For more information about Older Adult Services offered through Oakland Family Services, please call Micheline Sommers, Director of Specialty Services, at 248.858.7766, ext. 246.