Health for Older Adults
The Program:A multidisciplinary team of health professionals, including psychiatrists, geriatricians, nurses, social workers, kinesiologists and therapeutic recreationists provide effective and integrated mental health services to older adults.
Consultation, diagnosis, case management and treatment recommendations are provided to individuals experiencing mental health problems or who have a complex mood disorder.
Individual and group psychotherapy, as well as innovative exercise, leisure and health education services are available.
Supplementary educational and support services are also offered to individuals and their families.
- Must be over the age of 65 and living with an age-related mental health problem or over 50 with a geriatric age related disorder.
- Must be over the age of 50 with a complex mood disorder
- Any individual may initiate a referral to the program. This includes referrals by family physicians, specialists, other health professionals or self-referral.
- All referrals must be made in agreement with the family physician.
- Once all the necessary forms have been received, a clerk will contact the individual or his/her family to schedule an initial appointment.
- Prior to the initial appointment, a nurse case manager will contact the individual and his/her family to obtain additional health-related information. Based on the information gathered, the case manager, in collaboration with the family physician will then determine the type and intensity of care that the individual requires.