Alberta Health Services

Calgary Zone - Day Treatment Service - Community Geriatric Mental Health


Description
A 10 week program for geriatric clients with mental health concerns, with diagnosis of depression and/or anxiety. It includes individual and group therapy and the program runs 3 days per week.

10 week program that:

  • is offered 3 days per week
  • is offered to geriatric clients with mental health concerns. Focus is primarily depression and anxiety
  • includes psychiatric assessment, individual therapy and group based therapy
  • has a large component of group activities helping clients become connected in the community and helping them spend more time outside the home

Groups focus on some key themes related to aging including:

  • loss of significant relationship, physical and cognitive capacities
  • loneliness and isolation
  • depression and anxiety
  • coping with stress
  • sense of purpose and self-esteem
  • behavioral activation
Affiliation: Community based organizations such a seniors organizations, any groups active in creating community connections.Key Provider: mental health clinicians, occupational therapists (OTs), outreach workers, psychiatrists
Eligibility
Yes, Age 65 or over; diagnosis of anxiety or depression; able to attend program three days per week; MOCA minimum 22 / 30
Application Process
Service Access: Professional Referral Required, Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.Please submit referral via Access Mental Health.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Toll Free
1-844-943-1500
Telephone
403-943-1500 (Access Mental Health)
Languages
Interpreter/Translation services - Offered in English only.
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: N/AMembership Fee: No
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: N/A -
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
January 21, 2016
Address
1070 McDougall Road NE
Calgary, AB, T2E 7Z2
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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:00 AM - 04:15 PM
Tue
08:00 AM - 04:15 PM
Wed
08:00 AM - 04:15 PM
Thu
08:00 AM - 04:15 PM
Fri
08:00 AM - 04:15 PM