The Centre for Geriatric Psychiatry provides specialized assessment and short term treatment for individuals 65 years and over who are experiencing difficulties with day to day functioning due to mental health problems.
Service is provided within an interdisciplinary model in collaboration with the patient and his/her family and caregivers.
It is a 22 bed acute care unit located at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, and is a designated psychiatric facility under the Mental Health Act of Manitoba. It is the inpatient referral centre for Parkland, Assiniboine, Brandon and the west half of the Central Regional Health Authorities.
How is Someone Admitted?
Contact your family physician who will make arrangements with a psychiatrist at the Centre for Geriatric Psychiatry for admission if needed.
The on-call psychiatrist can be reached through the Brandon Regional Health Centre 24 hours a day at 578-4000.
What Treatment and Services are Offered?
Our Geriatric Psychiatry Service provides you with specialized assessments and treatment in a safe, caring environment. Our goal is to work with you, your family and significant others to stabilize your condition and help you return home or prepare you for a longer-term placement of your choosing. Your health care team includes:
- Program Manager
- Unit Clerk
- Attending Psychiatrists
- Mental Health Clinician
- Psychiatric Nurses
- Psychiatric Nursing Assistants
- Activity Instructor
- Spiritual Care Advisor
- Occupational Therapist
- You and your Family!
- Assessment and diagnosis
- Short to intermediate term treatment
- Counseling/education/support for the individual and family
- Activity and recreation therapy
- Linkage with community resources/health care professionals
- Discharge planning
- Referrals to consulting specialists/rehabilitation therapists as needed.
What you need to know:
MHA Flow Chart
Phone: (204) 578-4560
Fax: (204) 578-4948
Program Manager - Pamela Gulay