COMMUNITY ADVISORY PROGRAM FOR THE ELDERLY (CAPE)
718 224-0566 or 718 225-6750 ext. 250 Fax 718 224-7544 EMail [email protected]
Michael Upston, LCSW, Director
Debra Ilberman, LCSW, Assistant Director
Almas Nazir, MD, Medical Director
The Community Advisory Program for the Elderly, known as CAPE, is an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic for persons aged 50 and over and their families. CAPE offers individual, group and family therapy, psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring for both clinic and homebound older adults. Children of elderly parents, and family members or caregivers of persons with dementia may attend family treatment and caregiver support groups.
The Mobile Outreach Service Team (MOST) is available as part of CAPE's services. The interdisciplinary team of social worker, registered nurse and psychiatric nurse practitioner, work to identify homebound elderly, assess and evaluate their psychosocial and health needs, and link the individual and family to the appropriate community programs. Services include ongoing supportive counseling and psychotropic medication monitoring.
CAPE provides onsite social work and psychiatric services at several satellite clinics throughout the borough of Queens. The satellite clinics are located in Astoria, Bayside, Flushing, Forest Hills, Jamaica, Rego Park, Ridgewood and Sunnyside.
CAPE also provides telephone reassurance services to homebound or socially isolated older adults.
Transportation (daytime only), including a wheelchair accessible van is available for a small fee, for those unable to use public transportation.
Medicaid, Medicare and most other insurances are accepted. To schedule an intake or obtain further information please call 718-224-0566.
NEW - Oasis at the Y
Every Tuesday between 2pm and 5pm a doctor from Northwell Health comes to Samuel Field Y (on the first Tuesday of the month the doctor goes to Central Queens Y) to do free memory assessments. The person will be able to spend approximately one hour with the doctor for an assessment. The doctor will then make recommendations to the individual and the family, and will be able to assist with linking to ongoing medical services if needed. For more information, please contact Michael Upston at (718) 224-0566, or by e-mail at [email protected] There is no charge for this service.
CAPE is funded in part by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as well as UJA-Federation of New York.