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Senior Crisis Team

The Senior Crisis Team is a special team of TIP volunteers who provide immediate support to seniors in crisis. SCT provides immediate in home crisis intervention services designed to help seniors recover from unexpected crisis events. Also, SCT is called to assist disoriented or isolated seniors who are referred by concerned emergency responders.

Why the Senior Crisis Team?

Seniors are resilient and have coped with crisis events throughout their lives. However, when an unexpected crisis event strikes a frail, disoriented, isolated, or depressed senior, the effects can be devastating. These vulnerable seniors may not have the physical strength, the financial resources, or the social support to begin rebuilding their lives after crisis events.

How the Senior Crisis Team Works

Often, emergency responders are the first called to help seniors in crisis. Firefighters respond to assist seniors when medical emergencies or death occurs. Police officers are called by neighbors and family members to check on the welfare of isolated or disoriented seniors.  Although emergency responders can help seniors in acute crisis and can identify those with chronic problems, they don’t have the time or resources to provide ongoing assistance.  Emergency responders call the Senior Crisis Team to help seniors in crisis.

When the Senior Crisis Team Is Called

The Senior Crisis Team can be called after any type of crisis event. Following are examples of when the Senior Response Team is called:

Services Provided By the Senior Crisis Team