The Gatekeeper Program is a community program designed to identify older adults whose safety and well-being are at risk. Often these individuals are socially isolated, live alone, and are in need of some type of assistance to maintain their safety and independence.
There are many at-risk older adults who live in our community with little or no support systems, such as family or friends to act on their behalf, as they begin to experience difficulties. It has been proven these individual also typically do not self refer or seek help from traditional eldercare providers. If they receive help, it is because someone they know and trust intervenes on their behalf.
The goal of the program is to preserve the quality of life, independence, safety and dignity of older adults who may need emotional, cognitive or aging care support.
The Gatekeeper Program partners and trains public agencies, organizations, health care providers and caring community individuals like you. The training provides skills that enable them to recognize and refer older adults who are exhibiting behaviors that indicate they may be in need of assistance.
Our Aging Life Care Professional will reach out to the older adult who has been referred and has given consent to provide a free assessment conducted in their home to determine what support and services are needed.
Screening of older adults with signs of mental health and memory concerns
Risk & Needs Assessments Services
Connection to community services and specialists
Care Planning and Aging Care Solutions
In-Home Care Services
This program is for older adults 60 years and older and who provides consent to assist them.
Connect the person to help by making a referral to Compass ShiningCare.
Gatekeepers are not expected to assume the professional role of social worker or counselor, but simply to be watchful in the course of daily business and help connect. The Gatekeeper is essential in identifying people in trouble or potential trouble.