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Behavioral Health Services

(current as of May 14, 2020 at 12:00 PM)

As the state of Ohio begins to reopen, we are working hard to navigate the best ways to contain the spread of COVID-19 and ensure employee and visitor safety.  

Telehealth and virtual services will continue to be offered where possible.  

Our headquarters and other locations remain closed to visitors except for a limited number of in-person services. Beginning this week, clients who receive some behavioral health services may receive those services in-person at our headquarters location with the following restrictions:

  • All appointments must be scheduled in advance.
  • Only the client with an appointment may enter the building. Exceptions include: 
    • A caregiver who is legally authorized to make decisions for the client; 
    • A support person for an individual with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities/limitations or cognitive impairment who requires assistance; and 
    • A support person for a client who has delirium and/or dementia where the presence of the visitor is necessary to reduce the client’s delirium, reduce the risk of falls or other injury and otherwise reduce the risk of medical or clinical harm.
  • Visitors are required to wear a facial covering.  Facial coverings (non-medical masks) will be provided to client and visitors who do not have one.
  • Minor children are not permitted in BRIA locations. Children cannot be left unattended in vehicles on BRIA premises or BRIA parking lots. 

Mental Health Day Treatment will continue to be provided through telehealth until further notice.
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(Current as of April 3, 2020 at 5:00 PM)

Mental Health Day Treatment groups are now being offered through telehealth. Behavioral Health Services is also providing a weekly Managing the Challenges group remotely for clients who are struggling through this new environment. Intake for Behavioral Health Services remains open. To access services, call (216) 791-8000 or email intake@benrose.org. 
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(Current as of March 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM)

With the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) now established in Ohio, in order to safeguard our clients’ health, safety and well-being, the Mental Health Day Treatment program has temporarily suspended group service until further notice.

If you have questions or concerns during the closure, please call 216.373.1784 or email intake@benrose.org. 

For updates on Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging’s response to the COVID-19, please visit www.benrose.org/COVID-19  
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Behavioral Health Services from Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging can enhance the lives of individuals aged 55 and older with mental illness by providing holistic mental health care, which will enable them to continue living in their homes or in the most comfortable environment to them. 

If you are working with an individual with a mental or emotional problem, we can help. With our assistance, older adults will be empowered to manage problems such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and hoarding disorder. 

Our trained intake specialist will provide a comprehensive assessment to help you determine the most appropriate behavioral health treatment, or other services from Benjamin Rose, that address participants individual needs. During the intake process, payment options will be discussed, including approved insurance providers, such as Medicare and Medicaid plans.   

We are a member of the Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition (MHAC) and The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers, both of which support advocacy for older adults mental health needs on a local and state level. We are also a member and co-chair of the Hoarding Connection of Cuyahoga County, and are a contract agency of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County. 

We have received accreditation through CARF and are certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) to provide the following behavioral health services and activities: 

Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) 

These one-on-one intensive short-term services help enable older adults with mental illness to continue to live in their home or in a comfortable environment to them. 

Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment (CPST) 

Our CPST services support a partnership between an older adult and their Benjamin Rose case manager helping to develop a person-centered treatment plan which will assist them in managing their mental health conditions. We will collaborate with you in assisting the older adults you work with in making connections to psychiatric and medical care, housing and other entitlements which will help improve their quality of life and independence. As a part of the treatment plan, a case manager will evaluate the older adult’s progress, and work with you regarding the length of treatment.  

Counseling/Psychotherapy 

Our one-on-one counseling sessions provide support from licensed social workers to individuals who are experiencing increased stress due to concerns such as chronic illness, trauma, grief, loss or relationship problems. 

Mental Health Day Treatment - OFFERED THROUGH TELEHEALTH

This program is designed to provide intensive three-hour group therapy for an individual living with a severe mental illness, or one who has been discharged from a psychiatric hospital but is still in need of intensive therapy. 

The program consists of face-to-face group therapy provided by licensed mental health professionals who can address the individualized needs of each participant, such as: 

  • Mental illness concerns 
  • Coping skills 
  • Medication management  
  • Relationship and social skills 
  • Conflict resolution 
  • Emotion/behavior management 

The Mental Health Day Treatment Program is located at Margaret Wagner House. 

For more information, call (216) 791-8000 or e-mail intake@benrose.org. 

Accreditation: 

Carf

 Partners: 

We are proud partners with the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County, which works with us on programs and projects. We are also proud to partner with the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) Greater Cleveland and the Cuyahoga County Department of Senior and Adult Services, both of which are vital resources for community referrals. We also partner with Frontline Services for 24-hour crisis support, and the Hoarding Connection of Cuyahoga County to provide helpful resources and workshops. 

Leadership

Leadership

Tamar Cooper, LISW-S, LICDC-CS

Associate Director of Behavioral Health Services

Contact: intake@benrose.org | (216) 373-1784

Tamar Cooper is the Associate Director of Behavioral Health Services at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. In this role, she oversees Mental Health Case Management, Mental Health Day Treatment and Social Work Counseling services. Cooper has worked in the social work and addictions field more than 29 years, and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor, both with supervisory certification.

Tamar Cooper is the Associate Director of Behavioral Health Services at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. In this role, she oversees Mental Health Case Management, Mental Health Day Treatment and Social Work Counseling services. Cooper has worked in the social work and addictions field more than 29 years, and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor, both with supervisory certification.

Cooper graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Case Western Reserve University with a Master of Social Service Administration with a concentration in addictions. She has extensive experience in direct service and program administration, and has held a variety of clinical director positions in behavioral health and addiction treatment facilities in both Kentucky and Ohio.