District Mental Health Services for Older Adults

DISTRICT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR OLDER ADULTS PROGRAM

About the Program

The program offers specialized community based geriatric services in the Kenora and Rainy River Districts.

Who is Eligible
Seniors that are 60 years of age and older with a dementia or other serious mental illness, such as:

  • Clinical Depression
  • Mood Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Alzheimer's Disease or Related Dementia

The target population includes older adults living in community and facility-based environments including personal residences, supportive housing, chronic and acute care facilities, LTC Facilities.

Supports, services and education are also available to the caregivers and care providers of these individuals.

Older Adults

The Program Provides: 

  • Assessment and Cognitive Screening
  • Counselling or Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Interventions
  • Care and Treatment Planning
  • Referral and Advocacy
  • Monitoring
  • Education and Support to Caregivers
  • Community Outreach and Presentations
  • Geriatric Psychiatry

Each member of the team is knowledgeable about issues and services concerning seniors in their own community, while also having the advantage of being able to access district wide specialty services.

Referrals can come from any source including self, family, physicians and service providers by contacting the local office in your community, so feel free to Contact Us or call toll free 1-877-311-0117.


Speciality Services
A geriatric psychiatrist is available via telehealth in each community for assessment, case consultation and education.

 

The Program is Offered
Throughout the Kenora and Rainy River District

For More Information Contact The Office In Your Community
Fort Frances
Dryden
Kenora
Red Lake
Sioux Lookout

Fort Frances Area
Jolene Morrisseau Geriatric Mental Health Lead jmorrisseau@cmhaff.ca 807-274-2347 ext 208
Norma Reather Geriatric Mental Health Worker nreather@chmaff.ca 807-274-2347 ext 211
Karen Fifield Geriatric Mental Health Worker kfifield@cmhaff.ca 807-274-2347 ext 212
Sarah-Lynn Klassen Geriatric Mental Health Worker sklassen@cmhaff.ca 807-284-2347 ext 202
Dryden Area
Elaine Lindgren Geriatric Mental Health Worker elindgren@cmhaff.ca 807-223-8841 ext 221
Jane Coutts Geriatric Mental Health Worker jcoutts@cmhaff.ca 807-223-8841 ext 222
Nathalie Legros Geriatric Mental Health Worker nlegros@cmhaff.ca 807-223-8841 ext 220
Angela Tyrvainen Geriatric Mental Health Worker atyrvainen@cmhaff.ca 807-223-8841 ext 227
Kenora Area
Lianne Byram Geriatric Mental Health Worker lbyram@cmhaff.ca 807-468-4699 ext 1
Debra Widgren Geriatric Mental Health Worker dwidgren@cmhaff.ca 807-468-4699 ext 3
Red Lake Area
Rebecca Vallee Geriatric Mental Health Worker rvallee@cmhaff.ca 807-727-2162 ext. 201
Sioux Lookout Area
Alyson Martin Geriatric Mental Health Lead amartin@cmhaff.ca 807-737-4996
Claudia Jung Geriatric Mental Health Worker cjung@cmhaff.ca 807-737-7139
Cameron Airlie Geriatric Mental Health Worker cairlie@cmhaff.ca 807-737-7139
Atikokan Area
North West Health Unit
Patricia Dunnet Geriatric Mental Health Worker pdunnet@cmhaff.ca 807-597-6871 ext 3711

Senior Safety Guide

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Additional Resources

Elder Abuse Program Brochure (PDF).

Recognizing Depression in Yourself Questionnaire