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Alzheimer Societies

The Alzheimer Societies of Elgin-St. Thomas, Grey-Bruce, Huron, London and Middlesex, Oxford, and Perth have hired additional BSO staff that:

  • Provide consultation, assessment, and follow up in long term-care homes, the community, and local hospitals;
  • Assist BSO Mobile Teams with the development of client-focused care plans;
  • Communicate with client, families, and the care team;
  • Make referrals to other community resources as needed; and
  • Provide timely education and support to family members as well as staff in long-term care homes, hospitals, the community, and other care partners

Adult Day Program

Adult Day Programs provide supervised programs in a safe, therapeutic environment for dependent adults, such as frail older adults, individuals with Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders, or individuals with a disability or brain injury. Basic Services include leisure activities, meals, and personal care but many enhancements such as daily exercise, health monitoring, bathing and foot care are also available at many locations. As part of BSO, additional overnight respite care beds were made available at a number of the programs. Adult Day Programs contribute to personal well-being and quality of life by providing opportunities for leisure, socialization and care-giver relief.

Commmunity Care Access Centre

The Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) ensures that people receive the home and community care they need to stay well, get better and live safely at home. When home is no longer an option, the CCAC helps people move to other living arrangements. CCAC Care Coordinators are health care professionals who, through personal visits and regular check-ins, help determine the right care and health supports for people and get them the care they need. Care may include in-home nursing and personal support, therapy, Geriatric Resource Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, visits to CCAC community clinics, as well as connections to community organizations such as Meals on Wheels. The CCAC also coordinates access to Adult Day Programs, assisted living, supportive housing, long-term care homes, rehabilitation and complex continuing care beds, as well as residential hospices.

Long Term Care

Long-Term Care Homes have hired more Personal Support Workers and Registered Nurses/Registered Practical Nurses as well as other staff with skills that ensure quality care.
BSO staff in long-term care homes provide:

  • On-going consultation, resident assessment, and care planning;
  • Support to residents, their families, and other long term care home staff; and
  • Education to other long-term care home staff.
  • Work with external health care providers to coordinate care

Mobile Teams
BSO Mobile Teams have been established at local hospitals across the South West LHIN including:
  • Huron Perth Health Care Alliance - Seniors Mental Health and Addictions Response Team
    • Phone: 519-527-8421 ext. 4818
    • Fax: 519-527-8420
    • Monday - Friday 8:30am to 8:30pm
    • After hours support from Huron Perth Helpline and Crisis Response Team 1-888-631-2180
  • Grey Bruce Health Services - Geriatric Behavioural Response Team
    • Phone: 519-376-2121 ext. 2436
    • Fax: 519-372-3968
    • 7 days/week 8:00am-8:00pm
  • London Health Sciences Centre - Behavioural Response Team
    • Phone: 519-667-6865 ext. 2745 OR ext. 2746
    • Fax: 519-667-6559
      Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
    • Crisis response line: 519-433-2023
  • Woodstock General Hospital - BSO Geriatric Outreach Team
    • Phone: 519-421-4223 ext. 2342
    • Fax: 519-533-6972
    • Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
    • After hours crisis support from CMHA: 519-539-8342
  • St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital - BSO Mobile Team
    • Phone: 519-631-2020 ext. 2745 OR ext. 2746
    • Fax: 519-631-6497
    • Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • After hours crisis support from Canadian Mental Health Association: 1-888-829-7484

These interdisciplinary BSO Mobile Teams:
  • Provide assessment and screening;
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate care strategies;
  • Document and promote effective communication between the person with responsive behaviours, their families, mobile team members, and all other care providers;
  • Provide short term follow up; and 
  • Provide timely education and support to staff in long term care, hospital, and the community as well as families and other care partners.
  • Initiate referrals to appopriate services