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.
Physician referral required. Please download the form and call your doctor.
Additional Referral Details
Clients who require an admission to an inpatient bed are triaged through our Central Intake Service.
Clients younger than 60 years of age will not be considered
Clients requiring resources beyond the capacity of the GMHS, e.g., extremely violent individuals, that may impact on safety of the unit.
Critically medically-compromised individuals
Clients requiring IV or other invasive medical interventions (e.g. oxygen, catherizations, tube feedings, central venous lines, etc.). In such cases a general medical facility should be considered.
Clients with progressive neurological disorders such as Huntington’s disease, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome, etc.
Clients with active substance misuse issues which would require acute detox.
Individuals who have been determined to require palliative care or residential care.
Referrals of clients for whom placement is main issue.
Clients not assessed first by their assigned GMHOT/BSS team.
Active history of alcohol and/or substance dependence or abuse.
Services Offered As:
The duration of admission is aimed to be enough to stabilize the acute symptoms the patient presents. Admission is not intended for chronic conditions suitable for ambulatory care.
Geriatric Inpatient Services: 2nd and 3rd floor, Intergenerational Wellness Centre
Hours of Operation:
Contact Phone Number:
More Contact Details:
GAUA – ext. 32892 GAUB - ext. 32763
Types of Treatment and Services Offered
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.