Living with Dementia

T. Roy Adams Regional Centre for Dementia Care

The T. Roy Adams Regional Centre for Dementia Care specializes in enhancing the lives of older adults living with dementia and behavioural challenges.

Services are provided in a home-like setting, offering clients a warm, safe, and comfortable environment where family and friends are always welcome and encouraged to play an active role in their loved one's life.

A team of caring and dedicated staff with specialized dementia care training and experience take pride in delivering a range of innovative services to meet the unique needs of clients and their families.

The Adams centre has two distinct areas of excellence - Behavioural Support and Respite Care.

Behavioural Support

Services include:

  • Temporary accommodation (up to 90 days) in a home-like setting for 17 people.
  • Assessment of clients' emotional, social, environmental and physical needs.
  • Individualized treatment and care plans that prepare clients for their relocation to the most appropriate care setting.
  • Specialized geriatric and therapeutic services for individuals who are medically stable, meet accepted behavioural requirements and have been diagnosed with dementia.
  • Following their stay, clients are placed in the most suitable care setting with appropriate supports. Recommendations for additional treatment and follow-up are provided to caregivers.

Respite Care

Respite provides caregivers with a much-needed break and peace of mind knowing that their loved one is well-cared for in their absence.

Respite Care services provide temporary services for individuals typically still living at home. Programs focus on enhancing clients' functional abilities and quality of life. Clients must be medically and behaviourally stable and diagnosed to have dementia.

Respite Care services include:


The short-stay program provides temporary accommodation to a maximum of 90 days per year. Following the respite stay, staff will assess the client's needs in returning home, recommending supports as needed.

Adult Day Service

Clients of the Adams Centre can access an Adult Day Service specifically developed for people with dementia. The program provides appropriate social and physical activities in a small group setting six days a week.

Overnight Respite

This support program for caregivers offers overnight accommodation at the Adams Centre to older adults with dementia.

How to Apply

To access the services of the Adam Centre or for more information call:

Linhaven Home 905-934-3364 ext. 4156

Community Care Access Centre Niagara 1-800-263-5480 or 905-684-9441

Niagara Region Seniors Community Programs 905-984-2621 or 1-877-212-3922

Fees for Adams Centre Services

Fees are generally based on Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care rates for short-stay beds.

Dementia Care in our Long-Term Care Homes

Seven of our long-term care homes offer special care areas with additional care and security for individuals with Alzheimer Disease or related dementia.

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Location and Directions

T. Roy Adams Regional Centre for Dementia Care

403 Ontario St.
St. Catharines


From the Queen Elizabeth Way:

  1. Take exit 47, Ontario Street, St. Catharines
  2. Turn north onto Ontario Street.
  3. The T. Roy Adams Centre is at 403 Ontario Street.

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