St Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Site: Burlington

Service: Halton Seniors Mental Health Outreach Program

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-681-8233
Toll Free Phone Acton, Georgetown and northwest Mississauga 1-866-429-7677
Fax 905-681-8628
Website www.hgmhop.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/stjosephshealthcarefoundation
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/STJOESHAMILTON
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Primary Contact Eugenia Petersen, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 905-681-8233 ext 222; Email: epeterse@stjoes.ca
Alternate Contact Julia Baxter, Manager, Seniors Mental Health Outpatient and Outreach Programs; Phone: 905-681-8233 ext 226; Email: jabaxter@stjoes.ca
Site Information
Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
5230 South Service Rd
Burlington, ON L7L 5K2
 
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Intersection Appleby Line and South Service Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name St. Josephs Healthcare Hamilton
Former Name Halton Geriatric Mental Health Outreach Program (April 2013)
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established June 1999 - Service Agreement
Funding Provincial - HNHB and MH LHIN funded
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) A program providing specialized service to older adults with complex mental health and addiction needs. 
 
Clients may include seniors who have: 
* behavioural disturbances or mental health problems associated with cognitive impairment 
* mental health and/or addiction problems accompanied by significant medical illness or functional needs 
* chronic mental illness who develop complicating age-related physical or mental health disorders 
* late-onset severe mental illness 
* the program involves specialists in geriatric psychiatry, nursing, social work, occupational therapy, and education 
* outreach service available for those unable to access traditional services  
* prospective clients require a family physician 
 
The Halton program is also staffed with a seniors concurrent disorder worker through a local partnership with Halton Alcohol Drug and Gambling Assessment Prevention and Treatment Services (ADAPT) 
 
The program also has staff called Psychogeriatric Resource Consultants (PRCs) who:  
* provide a targeted educational and community development service and support for health providers 
* provide education, facilitation and system support to staff in Long-Term Care facilities and staff of LTC funded community support agencies 
 
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Group for Depression In the Older Adult: 
* a variety of group and CBT strategies and skills are aimed at assisting seniors to reduce their level of depression and anxiety and develop coping strategies to manage symptoms
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Halton Region - and North West Mississauga
Eligibility Ages: 65 year(s) and up 
 
Seniors, with age related severe mental illness.  
Seniors under the age of 65 will be reviewed for eligibility on a case-by-case basis 
 
CBT Group: older adult, male or female, minimum age 65, primary diagnosis of depression * excludes persons with diagnosis of dementia or with cognitive impairment with MMSE < 24 or persons who are suicidal.
Application * must have the agreement of the clients' family physician  
* call office if you have any questions about a possible referral  
* call the office if there are any questions regarding the clinical, educational and/or community development service aspects of the program
Languages English ; Interpretive Services ; where a client speaks language other than English, we will partner with local multicultural language translation services
Fees None
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Condition Specific Treatment ; Geriatric Psychiatry

Agency Overview


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