A telephone service, which provides free specialized dementia advice, is available through Health Link by dialing 811.
Dementia Advice provides support for people living with dementia and their caregivers, including tele-triage, health advice, and available resources. A Health Link nurse assesses clients needs and provides advice for immediate concerns. When needed, clients are referred to a specialized dementia nurse for additional advice.
Specific services include:
- short term psychosocial support
- dementia related education
- facilitates linkages to community resources
- referrals to services such as Alzheimer Society and Home Care