a description of the business and one paragraph about the business structure.
SeniorLink is a prevention and early intervention program designed to provide support services to older adults (age 55+) experiencing isolation and/or early signs of depression or anxiety. Our culturally diverse staff reach out to program participants in their homes or community settings and assist with improving their health and wellness, collaborating with healthcare providers, increasing opportunities for socialization, and providing transportation services as needed. SeniorLink is funded by the Sacramento County Division of Behavioral Health Services through the voter approved Proposition 63, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). SeniorLink is awarded a grant totaling $600,000. The program has been in existence since 2010.
Eligibility for the program includes
Older adults (55 years of age or older), reside in the Sacramento County, experience isolation and/or early signs of depression or anxiety, cannot be receiving services through Sacramento County’s Mental Health Plan or be enrolled in an intensive case management program.
SeniorLink accepts referrals for participants from anyone including community programs, hospitals, physicians, friends, family, neighbors, etc but the majority of referrals are brought in by advocates through community outreach and presentations.
SeniorLink is required to serve a total of 400 participants per fiscal year in order to keep their grant. Participants are enrolled in the program up to a year, meaning there are monthly discharges. Discharges depend on the amount of people who accepted services the year prior. For example, in July of 2016 40 participants accepted services. In July 2017, we had 40 successfully discharges. Additionally, we have 16 discharges due to health reasons, leaving Sacramento County or participant request to be discharged. In order to maintain our numbers, advocates conduct community outreach and presentations. Each staff member is required to bring in ten referrals a month.
○ Internal flexibility
○ Internal efficiency (stability and control)
○ Clan – we-ness, cohesion, teamwork, cooperation commitment to employees, friendly environment, family like
■ Supervisor seen as a facilitator, mentor, collaborative orientation, human development and participation produce effectiveness.
○ Hierarchy – clear lines of accountability, decision making, authority, impersonality and accountability, rules
■ Controlling orientation, supervisor seen as an organizer, coordinator, country = monitor, efficiency, timeliness, consistency and uniformity are value drivers, control and efficiency with capable processes produce effectiveness.Click here to receive assistance in this and other related assignments