Referral to the Community Geriatric Psychiatry Program will be by self (concerned individual), family or from a hospital/ agency/program within the Edmonton Zone. Referrals are made using the Seniors Mental Health Integrated Referral form which is completed in full by the referral source and sent to the program Intake Coordinator.
Through a screening process, the Intake Coordinator will triage the patient appropriately based on his or her unique needs. Individuals are assessed by a clinician in home or in the clinic as appropriate. The comprehensive assessment is completed in collaboration where appropriate with the patient's family and supporting agencies. This provides the basis for a recovery care plan.
Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.