Acute Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Program

Covenant Health

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Description
This service is one component in the continuum of care which provides psychiatric treatment for a broad range of acute psychiatric problems.

The inpatient program provides comprehensive interdisciplinary assessment, individualized care and treatment to achieve maximum rehabilitation and optimal function. When patients are ready for the next phase of care, the care team ensures appropriate supports are in place to ensure successful reintegration back to the community.

Patients are admitted on a voluntary basis or involuntarily under the Mental Health Act.

Villa Caritas is not a permanent residence for patients.

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


Key Provider: chaplains, dietitians, doctors, nurses, occupational therapists (OTs), occupational therapists assistants, pharmacists, physical therapists (PTs), physical therapists assistants, psychologists, psychometrists, recreation therapists, recreation therapists assistants, social workers, speech-language pathologists (SLPs)
Eligibility
Yes, Patients admitted will have acute psychiatric symptoms and/or moderate to severe behavioral difficulties which significantly compromises their physical and/or mental well-being. Patients must be medically stable. As such, medical needs must be manageable on an acute psychiatric unit without access to urgent on-site medical support. Can be admitted as an informal (voluntary) or formal (involuntary) patient. Formal patients must meet the following criteria to be admitted under the Alberta Mental Health Act:
  • The patient is suffering from a mental disorder
  • They are likely to cause harm to self or others, or suffer substantial mental or physical deterioration or serious physical impairment
  • They are unsuitable for admission to a facility other than as a formal patient
Application Process
Service Access: Registration Required, The Villa Caritas Physician Group assesses patient’s suitability for admission.
Referral Process: N/A


Waiting Period: Yes,

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


Telephone
780-342-6500
Fees
Fee: N/A
Fee Reduction: N/A
Membership Fee: N/A
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Parking
Other disabled access: Yes - Parking stalls, ramps and washrooms
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Agency Information
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Last Verified On
February 6, 2024
Address
16515 88 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB, T5R 0A4
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Hours of Operation
24/7