Age group >65 years old, with both long-standing and newly diagnosed psychiatric disorders, including mood, psychotic, anxiety, and concurrent disorders as well as psychiatric conditions which may arise from medical conditions or substances/medications. Individuals 60 to 64 years of age who are suffering from an age-related dementia may also be considered for this program.
Clients who require an admission to an inpatient bed are triaged through our Central Intake Service.
Acute stabilization of symptoms and active treatment utilizing interprofessional approaches that integrate mental health and addictions with geriatric perspectives.
The Geriatric Inpatient Services consist of two busy 24/7 Geriatric Admission Units: GAU-A (2nd floor) is a 23-bed unit and GAU-B (3rd floor) has 25 beds, with a focus on the acute stabilization of symptoms and active treatment utilizing interprofessional approaches that integrate mental health and addictions with geriatric perspectives.
The Service specializes in dementia care, and serves those with various subtypes of dementia including Alzheimer’s Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, Fronto-temporal Dementia, and Vascular Dementia among others, with a particular focus on developing care plans tailored to the goals and values of the individual clients and their families.
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