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Seniors Mental Health and Behavioural Support Outreach Programs

127 Cedar Street
Sudbury, ON
705.523.4988 ext 4130                                                 

Seniors Mental Health Outreach Program (SMHOP)

Aging can sometimes be accompanied by complicated health issues that affect a person’s sense of independence, behaviour, emotions and overall well-being.  Some individuals notice that performing regular day-to-day activities is increasingly difficult or they feel differently about their daily lives as they age.  In other cases, it is a family member, friend or health professional who notices a change in the older individual.

The Seniors Mental Health Outreach Team assists individuals and their family members living in the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin, by providing service directly in the community, where the older person lives. 

The program helps individuals who are 60 years of age and over and have a recent onset of:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Memory deterioration or confusion
  • Behavioural difficulties associated with dementia or other degenerative conditions
  • Hallucinations
  • Overwhelming fear of harm
  • Feelings of social isolation
  • Alcohol and drug misuse
  • Caregiver stress

 

Manitoulin Site

11 Meredith Street
Little Current, ON

705.368.0756

This community based program provides services on Manitoulin Island.  The main office is located in Little Current with outreach offices in: Mindemoya, Gore Bay and Silverwater.  Outreach to other communities/sites is available dependent on the program.  Services are provided in the office and in the community, where the older person lives.

 

Espanola Site
1-90 Grey Street

Espanola, ON
705.869.1564

This community-based program provides services in Espanola and surrounding areas. Services are provided in the office and in the community, where the older person lives.

Behavioural Support Ontario (BSO)

127 Cedar Street
Sudbury, ON
705.523.4988 ext. 4130

BSO, part of the Seniors Mental Health Outreach Team, provides outreach services to individuals with an age-related illness who have responsive or aggressive behaviours linked to a mental health issue, a neurological disorder, dementia and/or an addiction.  Our goal is to enhance services for these people and their caregivers in the community and in long-term care homes.

 

What services does the program provide?

  • We assess emotional, behavioural, functional, social and physical health.\
  • We offer a variety of approaches to address and resolve problems associated with responsive behaviours.\
  • We consult/advocate with other health services.