PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives)
The PEARLS Program is a highly effective method designed to reduce depressive symptoms and improve quality of life in older adults. During six to eight in-home sessions that take place in the client’s home and focus on brief behavioral techniques, PEARLS Program counselors empower individuals to take action and make lasting changes so that they can lead more active and rewarding lives. PEARLS has three major components:
- Participants learn about the link between unsolved problems and depression, and to apply a seven-step approach to solving their problems.
- Participants are encouraged to engage in social and physical activities that most interest them.
- Participants identify and participate in activities that they enjoy.
Clinical supervision is provided by a licensed psychiatrist or other mental health professional knowledgeable about medications. Senior Solutions will train Program Counselors and provide the services of the supervising mental health professional.
If you want to learn more about PEARLS contact Senior Solutions’ HelpLine at 802-885-2669 or 866-673-8376 (toll-free)