Seniors & Mental Health

Seniors & Mental Health Island Health

Seniors Clinics

The aim of the Seniors Outpatient Clinics is to improve your quality of life by optimizing ability and independence. A team that includes geriatric and psychiatry specialists provide assessments and recommend treatment plans. A physician referral is required.

If you or someone you know is having difficulty with falls, self-care, continence, multiple medications, confusion or depression, please talk to your family doctor about your concerns.

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Seniors Outreach

Seniors outreach is available to support family physicians and community health care providers when a senior needs further assessment and treatment. In addition, Seniors Outreach Teams may be responsible for investigations of abuse and neglect.  Please contact a Community Health Office for more information.

Additional help and support

The BC Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association offers services for people experiencing depression or other mental health conditions. For information on local branches and programs, please visit the CMHA BC website.

Island Community Mental Health offers programs, health information and resources relating to mental health.

Resources

 
Caregivers Memory Sleep General
Advice to Caregivers Brain Booster Tips How to Sleep Well Alcohol
Emotions and Caregiving Making the Most of your Memory Normal Sleep Energy Conservation
Managing Activities of Daily Living     Mindfulness Exercises
Ten Tips For Communicating with a Person with Dementia     Orthostatic Hypotension
Tips when Communication is Difficult      
Vacation and Travel Tips      
Warning Signs of Stress and Depression      

 

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News & Events

People unveiling a truth and reconciliation plaque.

Island Health Magazine Fall 2021

Read articles on building resilience in children; how loneliness impacts health; tips and recipes for healthy to-go lunches; information about IBD and a feature about patient partners.

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PES Acute Psychiatry Revitalization Action Update

Island Health has launched a Psychiatric Emergency Services/Acute Care Improvement Project. This project involves dedicated personnel looking at many aspects of care.

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Compassion, understanding, support and treatment: Reflections on International Overdose Awareness Day

Compassion, understanding, support and treatment: Reflections on International Overdose Awareness Day

A message from Leah Hollins, Chair, Island Health Board of Directors on International Overdose Awareness Day 2021.

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