Welcome to the web site of the Statewide Clinical Outreach Program for the Elderly. Trinitas Regional Medical Center, in collaboration with the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging (NJISA) at UMDNJ, provides crisis response and clinical outreach to older adults (55+) residing at nursing facilities who experience mental health and/or behavioral crisises.
S-COPE provides on-site assessments, consultations and clinical interventions at screening centers, psychiatric inpatient units and within long term care facilities. The team provides 24/7 response. All services are provided free of charges.
S-COPE offers in-service trainings, on-site coaching of staff, short term counseling to residents and consultations with staff and families. Nine regional trainings on topics relevant to the cognitive, behavioral and mental health of older adult nursing home residents are provided throughout the year, free of charge.
Upcoming Trainings (Live Interactive Zoom Webinars)
December 8 and 9, 2020: The Perfect Storm: Managing Challenging Behaviors During COVID-19