Geriatric Regional Assessment Team (GRAT)

Reliable guidance for older adults

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GRAT offers outreach, comprehensive assessment and early intervention for aging adults who are escalating toward crisis.

We provide guidance with options for elders and their families on their aging journey

Our team of experienced clinicians provides outreach to older adults 55 and over who have been referred for services by family, friends, or others concerned for their safety and well-being. The heart of GRAT is engaging with an elder, learning about their health and support, their strengths, difficulties, day to day functioning, and what they care about most. GRAT then helps connect older adults and loved ones with community resources for stabilization.   

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206.448.5730 or

Eligibility Requirements

  • Adults 55 years and older
  • Living in King County
  • Experiencing an acute non-crisis event in which mental health, substance use, and/or cognitive issues may be a contributing factor and/or exacerbating the situation
  • Isolated from services and/or facing barriers to engagement due to above issues
  • Isolated from services and/or facing barriers to engagement due to above issues
  • Priority given to older adults from communities that are underserved due to historic and ongoing systems of oppression

Reasons for Ineligibility

  • Suicidal or homicidal older adults with a plan and intent to act
  • Medical acuity or current hospitalization
  • Concerns are primarily medical
  • Those currently served by behavioral/mental health providers
  • Resource needs only
  • Older adults in Assisted Living Facilities, Adult Family Homes, or Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Unhoused older adults
  • Those able to self-refer and navigate services independently
  • Client has been previously served by GRAT, with no new changes to situation

GRAT Referrals Sources

  • Family, Friends, or Neighbors
  • EMS and First Responders
  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Social Service Providers
  • Adult Protective Services
  • Crisis Connections

GRAT does NOT provide emergency services.

If you, or an older adult in your care needs immediate help, please seek care at the nearest Emergency Department, or call 9-1-1.

GRAT receives funding from the King County Veterans, Seniors & Human Services Levy and the MIDD Behavioral Health Sales Tax.

Contact GRAT

Phone: 206.448.5730

Fax: 206.737.0375