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.

View locations and referral information.

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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Celebrating 6 years at Serenity Farm – Therapeutic Garden

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west coast teaser

BoosterBuddy has more than 200,000 friends!

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West Van Island

Mental Health App gets a Boost

Vancouver Island - BoosterBuddy, a mobile app for youth dealing with mental health challenges, has been updated to improve the game experience, through funding from Coast Capital Savings.

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