Year: 1991 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (24th: 1991: Boston), p.5-6 SIEC No: 19930001

The development of a program to identify & intervene with the suicidal elderly is described. The program consists of 4 components: outreach to the homebound or isolated elderly in the community, consultation & crisis intervention with nursing homes, consultations with geriatric patients on the medical & surgical floors of a general hospital & a specialized geriatric outpatient component. The author briefly discusses each of these components.