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Local Support


If you are a caregiver looking for a support or networking group in the South Eastern Ontario, you might benefit from: The Alzheimer Society in your area You'll find support, encouragement, programs and information.

Click on the link and search for the Alzheimer Society in your local region for more information about their Support Groups, Plate Mates groups, Adult Day Programs and much more:


  More helpful Local Supports are VON and Community Care, offering a host of services from respite, Meals on Wheels and Transportation to Adult Day. Evening programs, respite and much much more. Click the links before more information VON Hastings, Northumberland -http://www.von.ca/en/resourceshttp://www.von.ca/en/resources

Community Care -

(Northumberland) http://www.commcare.ca/

(South Hastings) http://www.ccsh.ca/

The SMILE program - for help at home: http://www.von.ca/en/hastings/service/seniors-managing-independent-life-easily-smile

Geriatric Psychiatry Outpatient and Outreach

Providence Care's Geriatric Psychiatry Program provides specialized care and consultation to clients, families and primary care providers through the following services:
  • Outpatient & Ambulatory Services
  • Geriatric Psychiatry Outreach Teams
  • Psychogeriatric Resource Consultants.
Outpatient & Ambulatory Services
Outpatients are seen at the Providence Care Mental Health Services site in Kingston. Ambulatory services also provides outreach to people living in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington, Hastings, and Prince Edward. A physician's referral is required. For information and referrals, please contact the Geriatric Psychiatry office at (613) 548-5567 ext. 5932; Fax: 548-5569.

Geriatric Psychiatry Outreach Teams
The interdisciplinary outreach teams provide community-based assessment, consultation, short-term treatment, and follow-up for clients and families at their place of residence. Anyone can initiate a referral to an outreach team but the agreement of the family physician is required.
  • Kingston Geriatric Psychiatry Outreach Team (serving urban Kingston)
    640 Cataraqui Woods Drive, Unit 2, Kingston ON K7P 2Y5
    For referrals and information please contact the team directly at (613) 384-9088;
    Fax: (613) 384-6107; E-mail.
  • Hastings & Prince Edward Geriatric Psychiatry Outreach Team
    600 Dundas Street, Belleville ON K8N 5P9
    For information and referrals please contact the team at 613-771-0133;
    Fax: 613-771-0916; E-mail.
  • Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Outreach Team
    111 Industrial Blvd., Napanee ON K7R 3Z1
    For information and referrals please contact the team at 613-354-3916;
    Fax: 613-354-6673; E-mail.
In addition to specialized client care, the teams are mandated by the Ministry to promote education, community development and partnerships. Team members collaborate with the primary care system to enhance services through a shared care approach. Local providers continue in their role as primary caregivers, with the outreach teams lending specialized support.

Psychogeriatric Resource Consultants
Providence Care Mental Health Services is the administrative lead for three Psychogeriatric Resource Consultants funded through the Ontario's Strategy for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia. The consultants support staff working in long-term care facilities and community agencies that serve older clients with dementia/mental health problems and difficult behaviours. Consultants are co-located with the local outreach team. Please contact the consultant in your district:
  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington, Tel: (613) 384-9088.
  • Hastings and Prince Edward, Tel: (613) 771-0133.
  • Lanark, Leeds and Grenville, Tel: (613) 498-1492 ext. 2409.

For lots of online information for all of Ontario, visit: http://www.behaviouralsupportsontario.ca/

South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)  http://www.southeastlhin.on.ca