Older Adult Assessment and Stabilization Integrated Service (OASIS)
Care for older adults in our local community
Homewood provides specialized care to older adults in Guelph-Wellington who are coping with a crisis, with dementia, or with mood disorders. We combine expertise in geriatric psychiatry with a team of clinicians who have years of experience in treating the unique needs of older adults.
Expertise and Specific Objectives
The key objectives of the OASIS program are to: be a centre of excellence for inpatient assessment and treatment for older adults in Guelph-Wellington counties and throughout Canada; promote awareness and understanding of the mental health needs of older adults; serve as an educational resource to the community on a range of issues from prevention to treatment; and provide support and education for patients and their families.
Effective assessment and treatment
Our holistic approach includes psychological, social, and pharmacological interventions. Individualized care plans, developed in collaboration with the patient/family/ and health care team, support patients to achieve greater capacity of function and quality of life, while respecting their goals and values.
We work to maintain patients’ sense of self-worth while managing behavioural expressions associated with a cognitive impairment and complex mental health issues.
Admission to OASIS is for individuals (55 years and older) who require risk assessment or have a severe behavioural disturbance due to cognitive impairment and/or complex mental health issues.
- Patients with a long standing history of mental illness or newly diagnosed psychiatric disorder with or without cognitive impairment, including behavioural issues, mood and anxiety, concurrent and psychotic disorders.
- Individuals who are suffering from a neuro-cognitive disorder.
- Patients with a primary neurological disorders such as Huntington’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, post-cerebrovascular accident, or those who have clinical problems of cognition and/or behavioural expressions.
- Individuals with behaviour related to substance misuse and mild developmental delay or dual diagnosis with complications.
...had an outstanding, caring and wonderful staff. The service and friendliness from the staff was absolutely wonderful. My brother could not say enough about how caring the staff were. I must say the staff in POA went above and beyond their duties to make my mother's stay a comfortable and happy one!!"