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About the Program

About the program iconThe Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant for Primary Care (PRC-PC) program is part of the provincial Behavioural Support for Seniors Program to support the growing needs of our aging population. Our goal is to increase the capacity for care for older adults with psychogeriatric conditions, specifically those with dementia and other behavioural problems, at the primary care level, and throughout the health system.

We work directly with family doctors and primary care practitioners to make primary care a priority and create a more accessible health-care system for our aging patients and their families.

The PRC-PC works in collaboration with primary care practitioners and community services as well as other stake holders, to support and integrate primary care and home care.

 

Aoubt the Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant for Primary Care

The Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant for Primary Care supports primary care practitioners, who are often the first point of contact for patients who are looking for assistance, in caring for older adults with psychogeriatric conditions and their families.

The Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant for Primary Care role was created as part of the provincial Behavioural Support for Seniors Program in order to increase the capacity to care for older adults with psychogeriatric conditions, specifically those with dementia and other behavioural problems, at the primary care level.

The Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant for Primary Care supports the work done by primary care practitioners by:

  • Providing information about community resources;
  • Linking primary care practitioners to up to date information on best practices and other topics of interest;
  • Researching and developing tools that can support and simplify the work done by primary care practitioners;
  • Providing consultation in complex cases;
  • Organizing learning opportunities as requested by each practitioner/team.

The Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant for Primary Care takes a practitioner-centered approach so the materials, information and consultation provided are matched to the primary care practitioner’s specific needs and interests in the most compatible format (i.e. electronic copy, hard copy, EMR based, etc).

The Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant for Primary Care is based at Mount Sinai Hospital, but works with family physicians and primary care practitioners in a variety of work settings across the Toronto Central LHIN.

The Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant for Primary Care, Stephanie Long-Riley can be contacted at 416- 586-4800, extension 5251, by fax at 416-586-3231 or email slong-riley@mtsinai.on.ca.

 

Services

The PRC-PC serves primary care practitioners in the Toronto Central area through:

  • Providing case based consultation in complex cases;
  • Providing information about community resources;
  • Linking you to best practice, up-to-date information on related topics;
  • Researching and developing tools that can support and simplify your work;
  • Organizing learning opportunities as requested by each practitioner/team.

 

Contact Information

Mount Sinai Hospital
Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Health Complex
The Cyril & Dorothy, Joel & Jill Reitman Centre
for Alzheimer's Support and Training
60 Murray Street. Room L1-12
Toronto, Ontario, Canada  M5T 3L9
t 416-586-4800 ext. 5251
f 416-416-586-3231
prc-pc@mtsinai.on.ca