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How does the Community Mental Health Team for Older People (CMHTOP) maintain liaison with other agencies?

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Siu MIg
29 July 2021
How does the Community Mental Health Team for Older People (CMHTOP) maintain liaison with other agencies?

How does the Community Mental Health Team for Older People (CMHTOP) maintain liaison with other agencies?

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Caroline Chan
29 July 2021

You’re welcome.

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Siu MIg
29 July 2021

Thanks for your input.

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Caroline Chan
29 July 2021

CMHTOP members maintain close links with geriatricians, general practitioners, neurologists, local social services, day centers, care homes, and relevant voluntary sector groups. These links help the provision of an integrated pathway of care and facilitate bidirectional training. CMHTOP in developed countries often rely on the voluntary sector to plug gaps in statutory service provision; this reliance is even greater in developing countries. Liaison with the voluntary sector include links with non-profit day centers, befriending services (where older people are linked with friendly volunteers), and informal support for carers. For example, in West London, a support service is available whereby a volunteer stays at home with the dementia sufferer to enable the carer to use that time for respite, shopping, and even doing household chores.

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