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