This program offers crisis intervention, client service assistance and information for seniors, people with dementia and/or caregivers living in the community. Please note that this is not an emergency response service. Client service assistance includes problem identification, referral and services coordination and discharge program.
May include: Supportive counselling to seniors and their caregivers; Information and referral to community resources for identified needs or issues; Coordination of services; In-home visits; Practical assistance with regard to housing, finances, medical needs, income programs and accessing community services; Practical assistance such as filling out forms and applications (income tax, old age security, income supplement); Crisis intervention; Advocacy and assistance to people who are at risk of being unable to continue living independently in the community.
Seniors who are Bernard Betel Centre members.
Persons with dementia and their caregivers
North York: Dufferin to Don Mills, Steeles to Lawrence, plus parts of Thornhill, (Clark Ave. to the north) and Wilson Ave. to the south, southern part of Richmond Hill.
Client intervention and assistance
English, Hebrew, Russian
Free with membership to Betel Centre of $45.00 per year.
Assessment, initial crisis intervention and counselling, provide referrals to other community agencies or health care professionals as required.
Service available in English, Hebrew and Russian.