Seniors Mental Health Outreach provides specialized mental health services for older adults with cognitive disorders such as dementia, late onset mental health needs, and younger adults with suspected progressive dementia.
Type of Service:
Seniors Mental Health Outreach provides interprofessional comprehensive assessment, treatment recommendations, care planning, referrals, and education for older adults living with dementia and/or late onset complex mental health needs.
As a specialty service, the team works in a shared care model with the primary care provider (family physician or nurse practitioner). Services typically include assessment by a registered nurse case manager and consultation with a geriatric psychiatrist. It may also include assessments from a neuropsychologist, occupational therapist, or social worker. The team works with the person and care partners, providing short term follow up until symptom stabilization.