Training Facilities

Geriatric Psychiatry in Edmonton is an extensive well-organized program. It consists of 150 inpatient beds at VillaCaritas Hospital, a designated mental health facility for seniors with moderate to severe psychiatric illness, and 22 inpatient beds at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital for patients with mild to moderate psychiatric illness. Consultation services are provided for two general hospitals and the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital. There is a well-developed outpatient program, which incorporates community outreach. Consultation is also provided to Long Term Care Facilities and Assisted Living Facilities by the Continuing Care Psychiatric Consultation Service (CCPCS). Rural clinics and telepsychiatry consultations are in the process of being developed. Clinical attachments in allied disciplines are provided, including geriatric medicine, neurology, bioethics and capacity, and palliative care.