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You and Your Family - Resources and Links
On this page you will find many different resources that may be of help to you and your family as you live alongside behaviour change and responsive behaviours.  Follow this link for more Examples of responsive behaviours.


Support and Resources in Mississauga Halton

Topics below include:
Outreach and Mental Health, Day Program, In-Home Supports, and Family, Friends, Caregiving and Caregivers
 
Outreach and Mental Health:
  • Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) Halton - The Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) provides Halton Region residents aged 16 and over, who are experiencing a mental health crisis with immediate outreach and support. It is comprised of health care workers and Halton Region Police Service officers trained in mental health and crisis intervention.
   
  • CAMH – Geriatric Mental Health Services - The Geriatric Mental Health Services (GMHS) of the Underserved Populations Program is dedicated to the provision of specialized, interprofessional assessment, treatment, consultation and follow-up services to older persons with mental health concerns, with or without addiction issues.
   
  • Halton Seniors Mental Health Outreach Services - St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton - The Halton Geriatric Mental Health Outreach Program (HGMHOP), a satellite program of St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton Regional Geriatric Psychiatry Service, is a unique and innovative program dedicated to seniors with late onset mental health problems, addictions and/or behavioural disturbances and their caregivers. We serve adults 65 years of age and over residing in the region of Halton and Northwest Mississauga living in their own homes, retirement or supportive housing and Long Term Care Homes. The age range is flexible for adults with early onset dementia.
 
  • Trillium Health Partners - Geriatric Mental Health Services - We provide assessments, treatment and management for clients who reside in Mississauga and the southwest Etobicoke area. This includes consultation and education for clients, families and caregivers. Coordination with family physicians, family members and other health care providers and community partners is an essential component of our service.

Day Programs:

For a virtual tour of 10 Adult Day Providers in the​ region, click here.
 
  • Acclaim Health – Adult Day Programs, Alzheimer Services, Home Healthcare, Hospice & Bereavement Support, Volunteer Visiting, Palliative care consultation.
 
  • Seniors Life Enhancement Centres - Seniors Life Enhancement Centres provides social and recreational activities in a safe, stimulating and encouraging environment. The Programs provide assistance with maintaining the highest possible degree of independence and enhanced quality of life. Personalized care is given by specially trained and caring staff members.
 
  • Halton Region Adult Day Services - Friends Landing - Friends Landing is an Adult Day Program for the cognitively impaired, designed to accommodate eight clients per day. This program would be of benefit to cognitively impaired, community based adults/seniors who may prefer a small group setting, or exhibit wandering or exit seeking behaviour and require a secured setting or who have caregivers who require daytime support service.
 
  • Halton Region Day Services (Milton & Georgetown) - Milton Place is an Adult Day Program designed to accommodate 20 clients per day. This program would be of benefit to community based seniors and adults with disabilities who may require mental and social stimulation, or require assistance and/or supervision with their activities of daily living, or who have caregivers who require daytime support service.
 
  • S.E.N.A.C.A. Seniors Day Program (Oakville) - S.E.N.A.C.A. is a non-profit charitable organization supporting individuals and families in their care giving roles within the community. We provide adult respite services focusing on nurturing activities, personal achievement, companionship and wellness. We strive to meet the diverse needs of each unique individual and have staff who speak different languages: Urdu, Polish, Punjabi, Hindi, etc.
 
  • Yee Hong - The Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care is a non-profit organization serving seniors in the Greater Toronto Area. As the service arm of the Yee Hong community, it carries the responsibilities of planning and delivering high quality and culturally appropriate services to enable seniors to live their lives to the fullest - in the healthiest, most independent and dignified ways.
 
  • Indus Community Services - Indus Community Services (formerly India Rainbow Community Services of Peel) is a non-profit, charitable, community based organization. Our services are non-religious and non-political. The Adult Day Program provides a client centered continuum of care to frail/cognitively impaired older adults. The Day Program serves clients with high care needs, wanderers with challenging behavior and provides specialized care for clients with Alzheimer.


Acquired Brain Injury Supports
  • Peel Halton Dufferin Acquired Brain Injury Services (PHD ABIS) - PHD ABIS is a non-profit charitable organization, completely funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOH & LTC), the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and Central West LHIN to provide community based rehabilitation and life-long support for adults whose lives have been touched by acquired brain injury


In-Home Supports:  
  • Links2Care - Links2Care is a multi-service, community support organization delivering a wide variety of programs and services for seniors, adults, youth, and children in Halton Region and Mississauga.
 
  • Able Living - AbleLiving is a non-profit charity that has been serving adults with physical disabilities for more than thirty-five years. Our services are located throughout Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe area. We provide the assistance that people may need to manage their lives as independent adults; help with activities of daily living including eating, maintaining continence, bathing, dressing, personal care and mobility and support with activities that help with the management of daily lives such as homemaking, meal preparation and assistance with medication.
 

Family, Friends, Caregiving and Caregivers:

Alzheimer Society- The Alzheimer Society is a not-for-profit health organization working nationwide to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and advance the search for the cause and cure.
Alzheimer Society of Canada     Alzheimer Society of Ontario

Brain Exchange- The brainXchange is a network of people dedicated to improving quality of life and supports for persons with or at risk of having brain-health needs related to dementia, mental health and neurological conditions related to aging or have experienced brain health changes earlier in life that are now more complex with aging.
brainXchange Resource Centre     brainXchange Caregiver Support and Education
Examples of responsive behaviours with links to supportive videos

Meaning and Solutions for Behaviours in Dementia Inventory -
A list of solutions that may be helpful with managing specific dementia-related behaviors

Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health (CCSMH) - Mental Health Guides for Seniors and their Families

Caregiver Toolkit by the British Columbia Psychogeriatric AssociationA list of resources to which service providers can direct caregivers for education, support and services.

This is Not My Mom
Information and resources about delirium

Vancouver Island Health Authority - Delirium Resources
Information about delirium for families and health care professionals, including tools, flow sheets, learning tools, and professional practice information.

Dementia Crossroads – The Lived Experience Café
A place for the public, persons with dementia, caregivers, community organizations and health care professionals in southeastern Ontario to share information and ideas about dementia and related conditions.

Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) - People Living with Dementia
The Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) is committed to supporting people living with dementia to continue to live well.

Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) - Partners in Care
There are many tools and resources available to family partners in care who are supporting a person living with dementia – information directly related to the person you are supporting and also information for you, to help you in your very important role.

Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat - A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario


Shifting focus: a guide to understanding dementia behaviour
Shifting focus is a tool to help the families and friends of people with dementia understand behaviour caused by the disease.

Safe Medication Use
ISMP Canada's consumer-focused website, www.SafeMedicationUse.ca, is part of the Canadian Medication Incident Reporting and Prevention System (CMIRPS), a Canadian initiative to prevent harmful medication incidents.