Depression - Older Adults

People suffering from depression experience a common mental disorder that effects their overall thoughts, behaviour and feelings. They may feel a range of emotions, including sadness, anxiety, and hopelessness. Depression can occur at any age, and is different from occasionally feeling simply down or sad. Older adults can experience depression due to many factors, including chronic medical illness, poor sleep, or loneliness/social isolation. They often lose interest in activities they once enjoyed, start over-eating or have a loss of appetite, experience turmoil in family, friend, and romantic relationships, experience fatigue, insomnia, and in severe cases, may have suicidal thoughts or attempt to commit suicide. If you feel you would like more information, community resources, or professional help answer questions or face challenges brought on by depression, for either yourself or an older adult family member, we are here to provide you with the resources you need. If you are in need of urgent, or emergency sources of support and information to help manage depression, Kinjunxion is here to help.

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St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Halton Seniors Mental Health Outreach Program - Burlington

A program providing specialized service to older adults with complex mental health and addiction needs

Clients may include seniors who have:
* behavioural disturbances or mental health problems associated with cognitive impairment
* mental health and/or addiction problems accompanied by significant medical illness or functional needs
* chronic mental illness who develop complicating age-related physical or mental health disorders
* late-onset severe mental illness
* the program involves specialists in geriatric psychiatry, nursing, social work, occupational therapy, and education
* outreach service available for those unable to access traditional services
* prospective clients require a family physician

The Halton program is also staffed with a seniors concurrent disorder worker through a local partnership with Halton Alcohol Drug and Gambling Assessment Prevention and Treatment Services (ADAPT)

The program also has staff called Psychogeriatric Resource Consultants (PRCs) who:
* provide a targeted educational and community development service and support for health providers
* provide education, facilitation and system support to staff in Long-Term Care facilities and staff of LTC funded community support agencies

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Group for Depression In the Older Adult:
* a variety of group and CBT strategies and skills are aimed at assisting seniors to reduce their level of depression and anxiety and develop coping strategies to manage symptoms

Kerr Street Concert Band

* band members meet and have fun making and learning music
* band practices at the Trafalgar Park Older Adults Centre

Maranatha Homes

Accommodation provided in 3-storey, 63 unit apartment building.
* centrally located in south Burlington
* close to amenities
* landscaped grounds
* renovated units
* reasonable rent rates

Chartwell Martha's Landing Retirement Residence

Offers:
* 57 units (studio and 1-bedroom suites)
* all suites have kitchenette and en suite bathroom (walk in shower, some bath tubs available)
* emergency response system and fire system consisting of heat and smoke detectors and sprinkler system

Offers three meals daily * full service dining room, buffet breakfast and lunch * snacks and refreshments * weekly housekeeping and linen service * additional services available at extra cost * pets permitted

Attendants on duty Mon-Sun 24 hours * nurse manager on-site and on call after hours

Invites any Burlington senior to participate in any of its programs or outings

Village of Walkers Green - Heritage Place and Heritage Walk

Heritage Place: 4151 Kilmer Dr
Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with balcony
Includes: kitchenette * private bathroom * 3 meals daily * weekly housekeeping and linen service * 24-hr emergency response * 7 day/week nurse consultation * recreational activities * parking available * pets permitted

Heritage Walk: 4081 Kilmer Dr
26 two-bedroom bungalows for independent seniors with patio
Includes: access to all Village of Walker's Green amenities * 5 appliances * 4 meals per week * weekly housekeeping * 24-hr emergency response * 7 day/week nurse consultation * designated parking * pets permitted

Offers: health support program (pharmacy and nurse consultation) * library with computer/internet * theatre * games room * fitness and wellness centre * baker's kitchen * chapel

Additional services available, at extra cost, include: hairdressing and spa services * foot care * personal laundry * medication reminders * companionship and personal care support

Transportation for excursions

Pearl & Pine Retirement

Offers:
* units with 1-bedroom, 1-bedroom plus den, 2-bedroom and 2-bedroom plus den
* all suites have kitchenette, one or two bathrooms
* emergency response system and fire system
* air conditioned, individual room thermostats
* staff on duty Mon-Sun 24 hours
* nurse manager on-site and on call after hours
* doctor working on site
* recreational activities
* small pets permitted

Independent Living:
* 3 meals daily
* unlimited snacks
* weekly housekeeping and linen service
* daily bed making and in-suite garbage removal

Additional services available at extra cost, include:
* medications administration
* personal laundry
* personal care
* assistance with activities of daily living
* homemaker services
* companion services

Respite care program
Provides short-term care available by the month, week or day, including:
* 3 meals daily
* 4 visits daily (am/pm care and 2 safety checks)
* Mon-Sun 24-hours nursing care

Other amenities:
Fitness program and gym * indoor heated parking * guest suite * town car and bus

Village of Tansley Woods - Retirement Home

Part of Village of Tansley Woods complex which will eventually include 4 phases, serving continuum of accommodation/care needs from independent living to long-term care.

* 225 units
* Registered Nurse on-site 24/7

All units:
* are wheelchair accessible
* include weekly housekeeping and linens
* include full access to all recreational and entertainment events

Independent Living units:
* 58 rental units
* each unit has 1 to 2 bedrooms, equipped with full kitchen and in-suite washer and dryer
* meal plans for dining room, or delivered to suite, available at additional charge
* medication reminders and other additional services available at additional cost

Retirement Living units:
* 117 units
* studio and 1-bedroom units, some equipped with in-suite washer and dryer and kitchenette
* includes two meals daily, with option for third meal
* light assistance can be provided with bathing, dressing and medication reminders

Assisted Care units:
* 27 units
* studio and 1-bedroom units, each with kitchenette
* includes three meals daily
* includes comprehensive 24-hour assistance with bathing, dressing, activities of daily living and medication administration
* palliative care available

Memory Care units:
* for those with any stage of Alzheimer Disease or related dementias, including palliative care
* 23 studio and 1-bedroom units
* secure environment
* includes three meals daily
* includes comprehensive 24-hour assistance with bathing, dressing, activities of daily living and medication administration

Waterdown Manor

Basic services include:

  • 24 hour nursing staff

  • couples rooms

  • private and semi-private room with shared or private bathroom

  • crisis admissions

  • personal care

  • medication administration

  • emergency response system

  • meals

  • housekeeping

  • linens, bed changes

  • laundry

  • social, recreation programs

  • provides short stay (i.e. temporary, vacation, convalescent, respite care) when space permits

Hearthstone by the Lake

Two five-story, 174 condo apartment buildings that provide an alternative to renting for seniors who need some assistance and wish to continue living in their own homes.

Amenities include clubhouse * housekeeping service * dining facilities * in-suite social and health care services, including 24 hr emergency response * shuttle service to local shopping and organized outings * private transportation available

Additional support services available, including nursing supervision * personal homecare * handyman support * meal plans * three medical doctors * foot care * in home lab service * physiotherapy * hearing specialist and pharmacy services available on site

Chartwell Christopher Terrace Retirement Residence

Offers 71 private bed-sitting suites.
* three meals daily in dining room
* nursing consultation available 24 hours/day
* emergency in-house call system
* weekly housekeeping services
* located on public bus route

Independent/assisted living services
* may include medication administration, continence care, mobility and transfer assistance
* on site physiotherapy services available
* variety of organized social activities offered (invites any Burlington senior to participate in any of its programs or outings)

Respite or short stay/trial available (minimum 7 days) to enable caregivers to have a break while at home or on vacation
* rehabilitation care available for seniors discharged from hospital requiring more care and supervision than can be provided at home

A member of the Ontario Residential Care Association

Burlington Gardens

Senior living community * provides accommodation and meals for seniors
* not a licensed retirement home (does not provide the minimum 2 listed services required for definition and licensing as a retirement home under Ontario's Retirement Homes Act)
* additional assistive services are available onsite from a private homecare provider located in the building

Accommodations include:
* studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom suites and cottages
* meals in dining room, linen service and housekeeping included
* additional services available through your Local Health Integration Network or private service provider, including one located on-site
* each suite has an in-room communication system that links to management personnel 24/7
* pets permitted
* activity room, residents' kitchen, billiards room, library, chapel, hair dressing and Internet and computer use

Provides transportation for shopping trips, doctor's appointments and other scheduled activities
* close to public bus route
* regular planned excursions

Respite/short stay available to provide caregiver relief, and for seniors discharged from hospital who require more care and supervision than can be obtained at home

Park Avenue Manor Retirement Home

Offers:
* 70 private suites of various sizes in a single-storey building
* 24 hr emergency response, health care monitoring, medication administration, safety and security systems
* meals, snacks, housekeeping, towel and linen laundry and activities program are provided
* facility is close to public bus route

Respite or short stay/trial are available
* enables caregivers to have a break while at home or vacation
* available for seniors discharged from hospital requiring more care and supervision than possible to receive at home
* transitional stay program for residents waiting for long term care placement

Member of Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA)