Psychogeriatric Resource Consultants

Psychogeriatric Resource Consultants (PRC’s) provide education, training, and consultative support to staff at long term care homes, CCAC's, and community agencies. PRC’s work as advisors, educators, facilitators, and network builders, in partnership with the St. Joseph's Niagara Geriatric Mental Health Outreach Team. They assist staff in managing complex behaviours, with a specific focus on long term care and transition. As part of Ontario's Strategy for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, the PRC's:

  • Support Long-Term Care homes and community support agencies within a designated geographic area on a priority basis, based on risk, urgency and effective use of time
  • Act as advisors, educators, facilitators and network builders
  • Help to identify gaps and integrate services to meet client/staff needs in complex situations
  • Operate in a continuum of care model and serve as a link between inpatient, tertiary specialty and community resources

Role of the PRC

  • Provide consultative support to local Long-Term Care facilities and community support agencies that serve people who exhibit challenging behaviour
  • Enhance local knowledge and skills
  • Inform the LTC/Community Support Service community about existing linkages and support the development of other linkages
  • Provide education and training
  • Assist and advise staff in the development of care plans and interventions for persons with behavioural issues including the use of assessment tools
  • Develop an ongoing relationship with the LTC and community systems

Referrals

Referrals can be made by any agency funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.  To refer, contact:

Gail MacKenzie-High
Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant
26 Hiscott St., 2nd Floor
St. Catharines, ON L2R 1C6
905-704-4068 ext. 229
gmackenzie-high@alzheimerniagara.ca

Emma Martin
Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant
26 Hiscott St., 2nd Floor
St. Catharines, ON L2R 1C6
905-704-4068 ext. 230
emartin@alzheimerniagara.ca

Last Updated: 11/08/2017