Providence Care offers specialized care for seniors with complex health needs, and expert resources for professionals and caregivers in Southeastern Ontario.
Geriatric medicine, based at St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital, is provided by the Specialized Geriatrics Program and the Division of Geriatric Medicine of Queen’s University.
Regional services and resources
The Specialized Geriatrics Program, St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital, and the Division of Geriatric Medicine are a regional resource in four areas: specialized clinical services, community development, education, research and evaluation. Clinical services include a 16-bed inpatient unit, day hospital, and outpatient clinics at St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital. Acute care consultation and outreach assessments are provided in people's homes, long-term care facilities, and hospitals throughout Southeastern Ontario.
Research, education and online learning
Several research studies are in progress including clinical and laboratory studies, service evaluations, and education strategies. Providence Care is one of the first sites in Ontario to pioneer the use of computer-based instruction in geriatric medicine. The service provides training for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and education for health care providers, communities, and the general public.
Referrals are to be directed to the Intake Secretary at St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital site: (613) 544-7767 or 1-800-214-5848; Fax: (613) 544-4017
Donna Kearney, Secretary to the Division of Geriatric Medicine
(613) 548-7222 Ext. 2208