Our geriatric program provides counselling, treatment and ongoing follow-up support to seniors in a safe environment of their choosing.
Our program staff consists of a nurse, mental health caseworker, occupational therapist and social worker who provide:
If someone you know is experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, they may be living with a mental illness:
Take a screening test to better identify the early symptoms of depression.
In order to benefit from this program, clients must be:
The following people can make referrals:
*Only physicians and nurse practitioners are able to refer to the telemedicine program, and they must be willing to follow and provide the psychiatrist's treatment recommendations
An intake coordinator will answer calls Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you leave a message for a call back, all information is kept confidential.
The purpose of this call is to ensure that the person being referred meets the criteria for the Geriatric Mental Health program.
If making a referral for someone else, when possible it is a good idea for the person being referred to be aware of and/or involved in this initial conversation.
The initial information about the referral is evaluated by intake worker and Clinical Manager.
If the referral criteria is met, we will contact the individual and arrange an initial appointment to meet with them to gain a better understanding of the person's situation, strengths, goals and treatment needs to discuss options available through the Geriatric Mental Health program.
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If the referral criteria is met, we will contact the individual to gain a better understanding of the person's situation and ensure they consent to the referral and to discuss options available through the program.
The individual can decide where the initial meeting takes place (such as at home, at our office, school, coffee shop). The staff person and individual will meet to discuss what the individuals' goals and treatment needs are, and how we might assist.
The individual will be partnered with a staff person for ongoing treatment, education, and support.