Geriatric Assessment - Serious Mental Illness

Type of Service

Counselling and Treatment

Program Description

Assessment, consultation, pharmacological management and psychotherapy support for patient and family/caregivers. This program is designed to clinically assess and diagnose people with signs and symptoms of neurocognitive illness (e.g., dementia) and caregiver stress. Available in-office, at the hospital, or from program staff "on assessment" at an individual's home. Model of service is assessment, patient consultation, memory group for mild cognitive impairment, assessment of caregiver stress, support and education regarding the behavioural manifestations of dementia and delirium. Consulting with referring physician, family/caregivers for patients showing signs and symptoms of various forms of dementia. This service defines geriatrics as aged 55 and over. Model of Service is consultation and shared care with the family medical doctor.

Organization's Current Reported COVID-19 Response

COVID-19: We are providing telephone counselling to current clients. Our psychiatrists are providing telephone, OTN and limited in person appts.

Program Restricted To

Older Adults

Access Information

This is a community based service. Please do not send emails containing personal health information about self or family. Due to the prevalence of medical complications, physician involvement in referrals is essential. The clinic may assist clients in obtaining a physician, when access to physician rosters is available.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 705-444-6600

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 55 and up
Catchment Municipalities: (Blue Mountain; Collingwood; Creemore; Stayner; Wasaga Beach)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed


English Interpretation Services


Main Hours

Monday 0730-1630
Tuesday 0730-1630
Wednesday 0730-1630
Thursday 0730-1630
Friday 0730-1630