Inpatient Psychiatry Program
Description of Program:
- The Inpatient Psychiatry unit is a short-stay hospital program focusing on assessment and treatment of mental health challenges in older adults.
- The interdisciplinary team works directly with clients and families to set treatment goals. Symptom control, counseling and therapeutic groups are key elements of the program. In addition, supportive counseling for families is provided.
- Throughout admission, the interdisciplinary team works in collaboration with clients and families to identify strategies and supports to be implemented at home with the aim of enhancing the confidence and ability of clients to manage mental health challenges and carry out activities of daily living post-discharge.
Goals of Program
- Stabilize mental illness
- Increase social and physical supports as identified
- Enhance confidence and abilities in activities of daily living
- Improve families’ and clients’ ability to cope and manage living with mental illness
-Ongoing IV therapy
-Patients with a tracheostomy
-Patient with complex wounds
-Other acute medical problems
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 inpatient mental health team prior to admission for eligibility and appropriateness.
- Please note that the period between a bed offer and admission to the program may be very brief, sometimes within 24 hours. For this reason, families should assess the feasibility of working within this timeframe as patients who refuse to accept the bed when offered will be placed on a wait list and may lose their priority status.
If you have questions, please contact:
- For more information, you may contact a social worker at (416) 785-2500, ext. 2742.
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