Geriatric Social Work Program

Type of Service

Counselling and Treatment

Program Description

Works with indigenous population within Manitoulin catchment area, age 55+ experiencing possible cognitive and/or functional decline, dementia and other mental health related difficulties impacting on quality of life.
Provides psycho-social assessments, incl. financial, social, environment, mood, memory, cognitive, physical and mental health, as well as activities of daily living (ADL).
Services also include case management, advocacy, referrals to other agencies, support to caregivers/significant others/family.
Works in collaboration with aging at home supports and client’s circle of care.
Provides recommendations for intervention to enhance quality of life, counselling support and ongoing monitoring.
Educational support provided regarding advanced care planning.

Program Restricted To

Older Adults
Indigenous Peoples

Access Information

Self-referrals accepted as well as from physicians, family, community nurses & other community agencies.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 705-368-2182 ext. 268
Fax 866-232-6160

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 55 and up
Catchment Counties: (Manitoulin)
Wheelchair Access Yes

Smoking

Policy Allowed

Languages

English

Hours

Main Hours

Monday 0830-1600
Tuesday 0830-1600
Wednesday 0830-1600
Thursday 0830-1600
Friday 0830-1600