Geriatric Social Worker

Geriatric Social WorkerThe Geriatric Social Worker works collaboratively with other health care professionals in order to achieve optimum psycho-social functioning, prevent unnecessary deterioration and promote independence. Services are provided in an accessible manner and are offered directly in the community, where the elder reside or at local health centres. The Geriatric Social Worker assists individuals who have experienced a functional decline and may be having difficulty with their activities of daily living, cognitive difficulties, financial difficulty and mental health issues complicated by age-related decline.

Case management: Ongoing monitoring and support along with planning and advocating for services required by elders and their caregivers to optimize their independence and enhance their overall well-being.

Assessments: When applicable, the Geriatric Social Worker will complete a biopsychosocial intake assessment, memory testing as well as depression and anxiety screening.

Treatment Planning: Based on the assessments completed or issues identified, further steps and client centered goals are created to meet the unique needs of the elder with a focus on enhancing their psychosocial functioning and working collaboratively with other health care providers in their circle of care.

 

 

For information on Noojmowin Teg Health Centre’s Geriatric Social Worker services, please contact (705) 368-2182 ext. 268.

 

For general inquiries on the programs and services provided by Noojmowin Teg Health Centre, please contact (705) 368-2182.

 

Noojmowin Teg Health Centre – Main Office

48 Hillside Rd., Highway 540, Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation

Postal Bag 2002, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0

Phone: (705) 368-2182 | Fax: (705) 368-2229 | info@noojmowin-teg.ca

Noojmowin Teg Health Centre - Satellite Offices

4 Directions Community Complex (Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation) – (705) 368-0229

Centre Espanola – (705) 869-1564

Espanola & Area Family Health Team – (705)862-7991