Behavioural Management

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

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Email: communications@ontarioshores.ca

Behavioural Management Services aid people with dementia and or their caregivers in the assessment and treatment of behavioural disturbances, psychoses or depression.

May include: in and out patient care depending on the organization.

Population Served:

Seniors Memory Disorders Unit (SMDU): Provides specialized services to meet the mental health needs of individuals 65 years of age and older with dementia who have challenging behaviours. Behaviour management strategies and pharmacotherapy are used to achieve reintegration into the community or long-term care.

Seniors Mental Health Unit (SMHU): Provides specialized services to meet the complex mental health needs of seniors 65 years of age and older with serious mental illness including those who have been resistant to treatment. SMHU uses a blended approach of behaviour therapy, and pharmacotherapy to address the assessment, diagnostic, treatment and transitional care needs of the patient into the community or long-term care.

Neuropsychiatry Rehabilitation Service (NRS): Provides specialized consultation, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation services for neuropsychiatric patients. NRS provides specialized services to meet the mental health needs of individuals with neuro-cognitive impairment and associated behavioural challenges.

Catchment Area:

Scarborough, East York, North York (east of Yonge St), York and Durham Regions, and the City of Kawartha Lakes

Service Category:

Behavioural management

Cost:

Covered by OHIP

Service Limitation:

All referrals to be done through the Ontario Shores Integrated Community Access Program (ICAP)

SMDU and SMHU includes a 23-bed inpatient unit which provides specialized services to meet the mental health needs of clients with dementia, including effective management of challenging behaviour.

SMDU and SMHU offer a full range of specialized psychogeriatric resources to address the assessment, diagnostic, treatment and transitional care needs of seniors with complex mental health challenges. A comprehensive assessment is provided by a multidisciplinary team who focuses on identification of mental health issues, clarify diagnosis, and identify possible factors that contribute to challenging behaviours. An individualized care plan is developed to manage symptomatology; address support needs and develop management techniques and provide education for clients, families and caregivers. Discharge planning focuses on transitional care to assist the clients return to the most independent living arrangement possible.

Neuropsychiatry Rehabilitation Service includes a 25-bed inpatient unit which provides specialized assessment, consultation, treatment, rehabilitation and behavioural programming to individuals with a serious mental illness, a brain disorder and associated behavioural challenges.

NRS inpatient services include specialized multidisciplinary assessments; diagnostic clarification; medication review; behavioural interventions; individualized programming – life skills training, individual and group therapies, therapeutic recreation and vocational planning; family support, education and consultation; inclusion of community partners in planning and treatment process; discharge planning and community integration.

700 Gordon Baker Road
Toronto M2H 3B4
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