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.
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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 Villa Caritas Physician Group assesses patient’s suitability for admission.
Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.