Geriatric Psychiatry Community Services of Ottawa

Site: Ottawa

Service: Geriatric Psychiatry

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Contact Information
Office Phone 613-562-9777
Fax 613-562-0259
Website www.gpcso.org
Primary Contact Jennifer Cavanagh, Clinic Manager; Email: jcavanagh@bruyere.org
Primary Executive Vickie Demers, Executive Director; Phone: 613-562-9777 ext 5280; Email: vdemers@bruyere.org
Address & Map
Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital
75 Bruyère St, Suite 127Y
Ottawa, ON K1N 5C7
 
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) Helps maintain seniors of the Ottawa community in their home by managing challenging behaviours, and implementing treatment strategies to avoid unnecessary hospitalization and placement. * Staff work in collaboration with the family physician. 
 
Services: assessment * treatment * counselling * education * support in cases where the suspected abuse is related to clients 65 years of age and over who have mental health problems and/or dementia 
 
Interdisciplinary team includes: geriatric psychiatrists * registered nurses * occupational therapists * social workers * capacity assessors * psychogeriatric resource consultant 
 
Core functions: intake and screening process * specialized client centered assessment * case management * diagnosis * care planning and treatment * counselling * family and caregiver education and support * behavior management * client advocacy 
 
Geriatric psychiatrists provide: diagnosis * consultation * treatment * support to professionals in the community
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Ages: 65 year(s) and up 
 
Persons 65 years and older with mental health problems or suffering from dementia, and persons less than 65 with Alzheimer's dementia or Frontotemporal Dementia complicated by behavioural or psychological symptoms. 
 
Clients living in long-term care homes are excluded from services.
Application Signed referrals are received from physicians and health care professionals.
Languages English ; French ; Interpretive Services - Ottawa Language Access
Fees Program - Covered by the Ontario Health Card
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Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1977
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Elections The Board of Directors is appointed.
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Date Updated 27 Feb 2019
Subjects
Service Categories Adult Protective Services ~ Elder Abuse Victims ; Elder Abuse Counselling ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Elder Abuse Issues

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