Geriatric Mental Health Program
Niagara Region's geriatric program provides ongoing follow-up support to seniors in a safe environment of their choosing.
Our program consists of a team of nurses, mental health caseworkers and social workers who provide:
- Health teachings (medication, diagnosis, symptoms and recovery)
- Support for family and links to community supports
If someone you know suffers from these symptoms, they may be suffering from a mental illness:
- Confused thinking, difficulty concentrating, poor memory and are hard to engage in conversation
- Mood changes, including burst of emotion, feeling excited or depressed, increased energy or impulsivity
- Change in sleep patterns or spending habits
- Hallucinations - seeing and hearing people, or smelling, tasting or feeling things that are not real
- Hold strong beliefs that may be unusual and out of character
- Excessive worry, suspicious thinking, rapid speech
Take a screening test to better identify the early symptoms of depression.
Eligibility for our Program
In order to benefit from this program, clients must be:
- Age 60 or older
- Suffering from serious and on-going mental illness (such as schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder)
- Willing to work towards recovery
- Live in their own home or a retirement home
Make a referral if you or a loved one you know fits the profile above.