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District Mental Health Services For Older Adults Program
About the Program
The program offers specialized community based geriatric services in the Kenora and Rainy River Districts.
Who is Eligible
Seniors that are 60 years of age and older with a dementia or other serious mental illness, such as:
- Clinical Depression
- Mood Disorder
- Anxiety Disorder
- Vascular Dementia
- Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Dementia
The target population includes older adults living in community and facility-based environments including personal residences, supportive housing, chronic and acute care facilities, LTC Facilities.
Supports, services and education are also available to the caregivers and care providers of these individuals.
The Program Provides:
- Assessment and Cognitive Screening
- Counselling or Therapy
- Cognitive-Behavioural Interventions
- Care and Treatment Planning
- Referral and Advocacy
- Education and Support to Caregivers
- Community Outreach and Presentations
- Geriatric Psychiatry
Each member of the team is knowledgeable about issues and services relating to seniors in their own community.
Referrals can come from any source including self, family, physicians and service providers by contacting the local office in your community, so feel free to Contact Us or call toll free 1-877-311-0117.
A geriatric psychiatrist is available via telehealth in each community for assessment, case consultation and education.
The Program is Offered
Throughout the Kenora and Rainy River Districts
For More Information Contact The Office In Your Community
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