Community Geriatric Psychiatry Program

Covenant Health

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Description
The program works in partnership with seniors to individualize care in their own home or community to promote recovery and well being.

Collaboration with primary care physicians, community agencies and other health and social services providers is an important part of supporting a senior's wellness and recovery.

Services provide include:

  • Psychiatric consultation
  • Comprehensive assessment, treatment and follow-up in the most appropriate setting
  • Addiction screening, assessment and counseling services
  • Therapeutic group programming
  • Outpatient Day Program (Westmount & Ermineskin - 25 clients daily at each site)
  • Education and support for patients, families, services providers and stakeholders
  • Liaison and referrals to other community agencies
  • Member of the Seniors Protection Partnership
  • Member of the Hoarding Consolation Team

The service supports seniors in the Edmonton Zone with its main office located in the Westmount Shopping Centre and a satellite office located in the Ermineskin neighbourhood.

Visit the Covenant Health website to learn more about the Community Geriatric Psychiatry Program.


Key Provider: mental health therapists, nurses, occupational therapists (OTs), psychiatrists, psychologists, recreation therapists (RTs), recreation therapist assistants, social workers
Eligibility
Yes, Service Targeted to:
  • Seniors with a Mental Health diagnosis who are experiencing psychiatric symptoms and/or a decline in cognition or level of functioning, and are able to be adequately managed in the community
  • Individuals may have significant medical comorbidities that complicate psychiatric treatment but are being addressed by the appropriate medical service / practitioner.
Each referral is evaluated by the clinician/physician group for the presence of geriatric syndromes that require Community Geriatric Psychiatry level of assessment and treatment
Application Process
Service Access: See below, Referral to the Community Geriatric Psychiatry Program will be by self (concerned individual), family or from a hospital/ agency/program within the Edmonton Zone. Referrals are made using the Seniors Mental Health Integrated Referral form which is completed in full by the referral source and sent to the program Intake Coordinator. Through a screening process, the Intake Coordinator will triage the patient appropriately based on his or her unique needs. Individuals are assessed by a clinician in home or in the clinic as appropriate. The comprehensive assessment is completed in collaboration where appropriate with the patient's family and supporting agencies. This provides the basis for a recovery care plan. Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.
Referral Process: No


Waiting Period: Yes,

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


Telephone
780-342-9100
Fax
780-424-4964
Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Fees
Fee: Yes,

There is a daily cost for day program clients.




Fee Reduction: N/A
Membership Fee: N/A
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
January 30, 2024
Address
13310 111 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB, T5M 2M7
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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Tue
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Wed
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Thu
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Fri
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Community Program 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday to Friday. Inpatient Program 24/7.