Ontario

Geriatric Mental Health Case Management Program

Type of Service

Case Management/Supportive Counselling & Services - Mental Health

Program Description

Cota Health's Geriatric Mental Health (GMH) Case Management service provides individualized support to clients living with age related dementia and clients over 65 living with a serious mental illness. This service is available in Etobicoke, York and downtown Toronto. Our GMH Case Managers work collaboratively with clients to assist them to continue to live active and fulfilling lives within the community, safely and with dignity. Our GMH Case Management services are committed to being flexible and responsive to the unique needs and desires of each client. The supports offered via GMH Case Management typically include: comprehensive in-home safety assessments, regulate safety checks/monitoring, collaborative development of a personalized safety plan, and assistance to achieve/maintain optimum health and wellness. Services also include direct support in the areas of: education about the nature of dementia, mental illness and/or emotional difficulties; support and education to care givers and the person's support network as appropriate; development of personal support networks, including the establishment of a substitute decision maker where appropriate; maintenance of self-management strategies and general life skills; encouragement, emotional support and motivation; and referring to an accessing other desired/needed community and primary health care services.

Access Information

Services are available to individuals of any age with a diagnosis of dementia and individuals over the age of 65 with a serious mental illness. Any caregiver, professional or client can make a referral for Cota Health's CMH Case Management. Residents of downtown Toronto can apply directly to Cota Health by contacting our Client Services Centre at (416) 785-9230.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 416-785-9230
Toll-Free 888-785-2779
Website

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 65 and up
Catchment Municipalities: (Etobicoke; Toronto; York)
Wheelchair Access No

Smoking

Policy Allowed
Note

Languages

English

Hours

Friday 0900-1700
Monday 0900-1700
Thursday 0900-1700
Tuesday 0900-1700
Wednesday 0900-1700