Evaluation Report: Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives for Seniors (PEARLS) Executive Summary

Feb 01, 2014
  • Description

This 2010 project supported the work of senior-serving agencies in Monroe County to better identify and treat depression among older adults. Project partners integrated depression screening into their standard intake assessment using the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)—a tool well-validated in the research literature. Senior clients were screened and those falling into the minor depression range were eligible for the PEARLS intervention, and those identified with major depression received the more robust PEARLS+