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:
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.
Service Targeted to:
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
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.
There is a daily cost for day program clients.