Adult Mental Health
The Adult Mental Health inpatient units support clients who are 16 years of age or older, medically stable and have a primary diagnosis of severe mental illness such as Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Mood Disorders (Bipolar I or II), or a major depressive disorder.
Complex after-care, relapse prevention and/or specialized treatment or diagnostic procedures are included within the services offered. Clients with a primary diagnosis of Developmental Delay, Substance Abuse, Personality Disorder, Psychosexual Disorder, Neurological Illness, Adjustment/Conduct Disorder, Eating Disorder or Brain Injury may be considered if there is strong suggestion of a comorbid Axis 1 diagnosis, but only for the purposes of assessment and stabilization.
Outpatients serviced by Providence Care or other specialized community mental health services, whose treatment history is well-known to Providence Care who are relapsing, may be admitted directly with approval of the program.
Forensic Mental Health / Mental Health and the Law
The Forensic Mental Health inpatient unit at Providence Care serves clients living with mental illness who have been in conflict with the law who are at risk of committing violent acts, and are unable to be accommodated in the general mental health system. Referral sources are the courts, Crown attorneys, defense lawyers, the Ontario Review Board, medical practitioners and other general and mental health (psychiatric) hospitals.
The goal of the unit is the provision of effective clinical treatment and risk management to clients with a wide range of diagnosis. Ultimately, the goal is to increase engagement of the clients in their own treatment, maintain or increase optimal functioning, supporting the clients’ successful reintegration into the community.
Seniors Mental Health
The Seniors Mental health inpatient services meets the needs of older adults with age-related cognitive and functional impairment with responsive behaviours. These usually include severe aggression, disinhibition, or other behaviours which are difficult to manage in other settings. We also provide service to clients who are suffering from severe age-related mental illness, or who may require admission under the Mental Health Act.
Clients of the Seniors Mental Health inpatient service are usually over 65 with dementia, experiencing severe and frequent responsive behaviors or age-related psychological symptoms that cannot be managed in their current setting. Medical co-morbidities must be stable and consent from patient or substitute decision maker is required unless patient is being admitted under the Mental Health Act.