Designed to assist in providing a safe short term solution for clients who are being neglected or abused until a longer term plan can be developed and implemented with a team of service providers such as CCAC, Alzheimer Society, and retirement homes Who can benefit? Seniors experiencing neglect or abuse. What are the major benefits? […]Continue readingSeniors at Risk System Coordination – Dufferin
CMHA Peel Dufferin offers a range of services for older adults and seniors, including intensive case management, specialized geriatric services, crisis services, supportive counselling and advocacy, as well as a Seniors at Risk program for those who may be experiencing abuse or neglect.
Aging poses a unique set of mental health challenges, as older adults experiencing social isolation can be especially vulnerable to anxiety and depression, Overall, mental illnesses (including dementias) affect about 30% of the elderly population (those aged 65 and over). While dementia rates are rates are 2% for seniors between the ages of 65 and 74, they steadily increase in higher age groups. The dementia rates for seniors aged 85 and over are 35%.
This program is for Seniors who are experiencing serious and persistent mental health concerns. Seniors having challenges accessing supports due to geography, isolation or changes in informal support system are considered a priority for this service. Who can benefit? Seniors experiencing serious and persistent mental health concerns which include: depression, mood changes, dementia, responsive behaviours, […]Continue readingSeniors Intensive Case Management – Dufferin
An assessment and treatment program for Dufferin seniors who are experiencing age related cognitive decline due to dementia, depression, delirium or pharmacological reasons. Who can benefit? Anyone experiencing age-related cognitive decline. What are the major benefits? Comprehensive geriatric assessment based on a biopsychosocial approach and utilizes P.I.E.C.E.S framework. P.I.E.C.E.S includes a medical/mental health history and […]Continue readingSpecialized Geriatric Service – Dufferin
Treat at Home supports older adults experiencing mental health concerns to lead fulfilling, satisfying lives within their community.Continue readingTreat at Home