Behavioural Neurology Unit
Description of the program:
- The Behavioral Neurology program is a 20-bed short-term inpatient unit that focuses on assessment and treatment of adults with a diagnosis of neurocognitive disease, specifically dementia.
- The program offers a specialized interdisciplinary service that focuses on diagnosis and treatment of complex neurological diseases and associated behavioral symptoms.
Goals of the program:
- Stabilize behavioral symptoms in order to enhance the well-being of the client and overall quality of life.
- Improve the ability of families and caregivers to cope with challenges associated with the disease process.
- Clarify diagnosis of dementia in order to provide optimal treatment.
- Facilitate smooth transition from hospital.
Expected Length of Stay:
- Length of stay will vary by individual needs as determined by the health care team. Patients should expect to return to their previous care setting within 60 days of admission.
- The Centralized Access (Intake and Referral) Process to Senior Specialty Hospital Beds is a single entry point for providing access to geriatric mental health beds at Baycrest, CAMH and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute within the Toronto Central Local Integration Health Network (TC-LHIN).
- Referral must be signed off by a physician or nurse practitioner.
- Please fax completed application forms directly to the CCAC’s Centralized Intake and Referral Office at 416-506-0439.
- Seniors Specialty Hospital Beds Admission Criteria – General and Site Specific
- Referral Form and Take Back Letter
- Each application is reviewed by the team prior to admission for eligibility and appropriateness.
If you have questions, please contact:
- For more information, you may contact a social worker at 416-785-2500 ext. 2319.
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