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Nash County Realignment Update:

As of July 3, 2017, the temporary restraining order against DHHS, Nash County, and Trillium Health Resources has been reversed. Trillium Health Resources is now authorized to serve Nash County residents.



Geriatric / Adult Specialty Team (GAST)



“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.” Mark Twain

The Trillium Geriatric/Adult Specialty Team (GAST) - also known as the Gero Team - is committed to delivering professional training and consultation to Long Term Care (LTC) facilities and caregivers regarding mental health needs of older adults.

Our team uses a best practice approach to ensure we offer the most beneficial trainings at no cost to LTC staff and caregivers.  We travel throughout the 25-County Trillium area to:

  • Provide training and education to LTC staff and caregivers on a variety of mental health topics.
  • Provide input and support in the development of crisis intervention plans.
  • Assist LTC staff in understanding and assessing behaviors to prevent psychiatric hospitalizations.
  • Enhance the understanding of mental illness among LTC staff and caregivers.
  • Assist LTC staff and caregivers to successfully care for adults with mental illness in LTC settings or home.
  • Provide required credits for trainings to LTC staff at no cost.
  • Increase the ability of adults with mental illness to live successfully in their community with trained caregivers.
  • Customize mental health trainings for LTC staff, community agencies such as Senior Center and Home Health agencies.

Geriatric/Adult Specialty Team Documents and Resources:

For more information, please contact

Kimberly Williams, MSW, LCSW
Geriatric/Adult Specialty Team Director
Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Craven, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Jones, Hertford, Hyde, Gates, Nash, Martin, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Northampton, Tyrrell, Washington
John Dawson, RN
Team Leader
Geriatric/Adult Mental Health Team
New Hanover, Brunswick, Carteret , Onslow, Pender