The Behavioral Health and Aging Council (BHAC) is a coalition of agencies and organizations that work to ensure that behavioral health services are available to seniors in Pima County. Do you need help or know someone who does? One or more of the member BHAC agencies may be able to help you. A brief description of each agency and a link to its website is below.
To promote awareness, education, and advocacy of wellness services for older adults in Southern Arizona through community collaborations.
Older adults have the right to embrace good physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being.
BHAC Member Agencies
|Administration of Resources and Choices (ARC)|
The mission of the Administration of Resources and Choices’ (ARC’s) Late Life Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse Program is to develop a coordinated community response to late life domestic violence and elder abuse that will enhance healing, safety, justice, and housing and financial stability through the provision of comprehensive crime victims’ rights education, legal, medical, emotional health, and care needs advocacy, and support services.
|Avalon Southwest Health & Rehabilitation|
When it comes to senior care, AVALON HEALTHCARE doesn’t just have a few irons in the fire – we are the fire! This energy has fueled our passion for nearly 30 years. Decades of this innovation provide the fuel to go places—meaning no matter where life takes you, you can bet our remarkable team and services are nearby. Avalon’s comprehensive senior care services include: skilled nursing, senior living, pharmacy, rehabilitation therapy and hospice services. Our care legacy is based on personal integrity and commitment to provide compassionate, responsible, quality services to the nearly 40 communities we serve. We strive to provide industry leading care in a patient centered environment. We embrace a reverence for life and a heart for healing!
|Beacon Senior Resources|
The dedicated team at Beacon Senior Resources educates and guides families through the senior living process. We are committed to helping seniors understand the many options available for an enriching retirement or for more help and care for a medical need. Our experienced advisors meet with the senior and the family to discuss the options such as a retirement community, assisted living or memory support. There are many options available throughout the Tucson community. Our compassionate and caring advisors will explain the senior living options, costs and benefits that some may qualify to receive. Beacon advisors specialize in Alzheimer’s and dementia clients. This is a free service to the senior and their family.
|Caring Cooperatives, LLC|
Caring Cooperatives provides care management, which is the collaborative process of evaluating, planning, and facilitating options and services designed to respond to the older adults’s physical and emotional well-being. Care Management serves as a means for assisting older adults and their families to attain the highest quality of life while respecting the autonomy of the individual.
|COPE Community Services, Inc.|
COPE offers outpatient behavioral health services to adults with serious mental illnesses, general mental health issues, and/or substance use issues. Services include: individual, family and group counseling, medication services, treatment programs for individuals who have been court ordered to receive treatment, case management, recovery support, housing, health education, assistance with homemaking and personal care, and living skills training.
|Cornerstone Behavioral Health | El Dorado|
Cornerstone El Dorado provides acute inpatient treatment for cognitive, behavioral, mental and substance use disorders in adults age 55 and better. Because many older adults have chronic physical conditions, the hospital accepts patients with comorbidities to integrate care and treat the whole person. Patients receive an individual treatment plan including daily therapies and medication management and a detailed discharge plan.
|Desert Harmony Hospice|
Desert Harmony Hospice of Tucson is an intimate, community-based hospice that provides comfort care, professional support, and palliative care to community members in the final stages of life. Our 24/7 interdisciplinary team comprised of medical, social service and spiritual professionals, provides care and education to not only patients, but also to caregivers, families, and the local community about aging, end-of-life decisions, and preserving human dignity in the dying process. Our community education center located in central Tucson is available to those interested in taking part in these important and valuable conversations.
|El Rio Community Health Center|
El Rio is one of the largest non-profit, community health centers in the United States and is dedicated to serving all populations, including the under-represented and uninsured.
|Interfaith Community Services (ICS)|
Interfaith Community Services helps seniors, disabled individuals and people in financial crisis achieve stable, healthy and independent lives through programs and services supported by 700 volunteers, 75 diverse faith community partners and the community at large. Programs include the ICS Food Bank, emergency financial assistance, Job Resource Center, Mobile Meals, transportation, friendly phoning and visiting, small home repairs, and mental health and whole health education and outreach.
|Jewish Family and Children Services (JFCS)|
JFCS is non-profit, social service agency which provides counseling, trauma services, guardianship, cancer support, emergency financial assistance, domestic violence services, durable home medical equipment, case management, as well as their Jewish Elder Access and Holocaust Survivor Programs.
Mercy Care Plan is a not‑for‑profit health plan that has supported recovery and resiliency for more than 30 years. We deliver holistic, individualized care solutions through our two health plans: Mercy Care Plan (Medicaid) and Mercy Care Advantage (Medicare). “Care” is more than just a part of our name – it is a value shared by all of us. We care about the health of our members and understand that people deserve to get the health care they need. Mercy Care Plan members are part of our family, and we take the extra steps to reach our members, their loved ones and the community.
|Our Family Services (OFS)|
OFS is a non-profit, social service agency that helps people solve conflicts, helps families talk, helps seniors remain independently in their homes, offers volunteer opportunities for low-income seniors age 55+, facilitates group discussions with seniors about end-of-life issues, and provides in-home counseling for seniors. This agency is also home to the Center for Community Dialogue and Elder Circle groups.
|Pima County Behavioral Health|
Pima County Behavioral Health (PCBH) works to improve the availability and accessibility of behavioral health services in our community for our most vulnerable citizens. PCBH manages the County’s contract for court-ordered evaluation services, behavioral health services for inmates at the jail and juveniles at the juvenile detention center. PCBH works to ensure that the voter-approved Crisis Response Center (CRC) and Behavioral Health Pavilion (BHP) provides the necessary services and is accessible to those in need as intended by the voters of Pima County. PCBH does not provide direct delivery of behavioral health services.
|Pima County Health Department|
The Health Department encourages an active network of public health and safety professionals and community-based organizations. They are the community voice of public health based on our knowledge, experience, skills and accessibility.
|Pima Council on Aging (PCOA)|
PCOA is a non-profit agency that provides seniors with information and referral services, Medicare counseling, long-term care options, in-home assistance, meals, socialization, legal help, home repair, volunteer services, family caregiver support, health classes, and help with consumer and housing issues.
|St. Luke’s Home|
St. Luke’s Home provides quality of life assisted living for low-income seniors through independence, aging with dignity and self empowerment. It is the project of St. Luke’s in the Desert, Inc.
|Sunrise at River Road|
Sunrise at River Road is an assisted living facility for seniors who value their independence, yet need some help with daily activities, such as bathing, dressing and medication reminders. They focus on individual wellness, and encourage continued independence with a tailored plan of assistance provided by well-trained team members available 24 hours a day.
|Tucson Medical Center |
TMC for Seniors provides a variety of services for older adults. These services include education and wellness programming, support groups for chronic health issues, and a 16-bed Geriatric Psychiatry Center for older adults with behavioral health issues.
|United HealthCare Community Plan|
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan provides a long-term-care health plan for physically disabled adults and children who are recipients of Medicaid.
|University of Arizona Center on Aging (ACOA)|
The ACOA provides interprofessional geriatric education and training to health care providers across the state of Arizona, including health science students, health care professionals, community health workers and community members.
|The Villas at La Canada|
The Villas at La Canada, Houghton and Green Valley Cornerstone homes are dedicated to individuals with specialized needs. The residents of these homes possess acute behaviors due to dementia, traumatic brain injury or substance abuse. We embrace the reality that any of these illnesses are a journey and offer specialized, dignified approaches towards the different behaviors that may be exhibited.