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Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Last Reviewed: February 2008

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends depression care management at home for older adults with depression. Home-based depression care management involves:

  • Active screening for depression 
  • Measurement-based outcomes 
  • Trained depression care managers providing case management
  • Patient education 
  • A supervising psychiatrist 

CPSTF found that home-based depression management improves short-term depression outcomes.

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Guide to Community Preventive Services. (2008). Mental Health: Interventions to Reduce Depression Among Older Adults – Home-Based Depression Care Management. Retrieved from https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/mental-health-interventions-reduce-depression-among-older-adults-home