Geriatric Mental Health Program

Niagara Region geriatric program for seniors

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:

  • Counselling
  • Health teachings (medication, diagnosis, symptoms and recovery)
  • Support for family and links to community supports
  • Advocacy

Symptoms

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

Referrals

Make a referral if you or a loved one you know fits the profile above.


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