University Centre |
Maps & Directions South Wing – 5th Floor
For more information, please contact:
Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient Service Coordinator
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Phone: 416 597 3422 ext. 3041
To refer a patient, click on the button below.
UHN hospitals offer flexible visiting hours.
Learn more about
visiting patients at UHN.
We specialize in assessing and treating persons age 65 and older who have behavioural challenges related to Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. We have expertise in addressing the full range of physical, mental, emotional and social issues associated with dementia.
Our goal is to help individuals with dementia maximize their quality of life. We provide strategies to help people cope with the deterioration of memory and thinking skills. We work with individuals to manage agitation, resistance to care, aggression and other responsive behaviours associated with dementia. We help people live as safely as possible – whether at home or in care. In our inpatient unit, we provide care in a secure environment.
We also aim to minimize the difficulties experienced by caregivers, including family caregivers and caregivers in long-term care centres. We help caregivers understand and manage behaviour changes caused by dementia. We also provide care tips and behavioural strategies for all caregivers, and we offer supportive counselling for families.
If your loved one will be staying in our unit, we will work closely with you as the substitute decision maker to develop a treatment plan and to ensure that you are actively involved throughout the stay.
The Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient Service is appropriate for individuals who:
Our inpatient service is
not appropriate for individuals who:
about our unit.
Dementia profoundly changes individuals' lives and those of their families. Dementia causes loss of memory and mental abilities, such as judgement and reasoning. It affects a person’s behaviour, mood and ability to communicate, and it can increase an individual's risk of falling. Dementia affects each person differently, and our care reflects that. We focus on superior outcomes for each and every patient.
Visit our Health Information section to find dedicated resources to help you understand your condition.
Find the information you're looking for.
You can also find other services throughout UHN. Learn more about patient and family services available throughout UHN.