Mental Health Issues in Long-Term Care Homes Guideline Development Group

 The CCSMH National Guidelines for Seniors’ Mental Health: the Assessment & Treatment of Mental Health Issues in Long Term Care Homes (focus on mood and behaviour) Development Group included the following members:

Co-Chairs:

David Conn, M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O., FRCPC
Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Co-Chair, Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health
Past-President, Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry; Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Maggie Gibson, PhD, C. Psych.
Psychologist, Veterans Care Program, St. Joseph’s Health Care London
Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario; London, Ontario

Group members:

Sid Feldman, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Chief, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System
Assistant Professor and Director, Care of the Elderly Program, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto; Toronto, Ontario

Sandi Hirst, RN, BScN, MSc(Ned), PhD, GNC(C)
Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary; Calgary, Alberta

Sandra Leung, BscPharmacy, FASCP
Clinical Pharmacist, Behavioural Stabilization Unit and Mental Health Unit, Capital Care Lynnwood
Consultant Pharmacist, Community Care Services-Continuing Care Services, Capital Health; Edmonton, Alberta

Penny MacCourt, MSW, PhD
Post Doctoral Fellow, Centre on Aging, University of Victoria; Victoria, British Columbia

Kathy McGilton, BScN, MSc, PhD
Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Affiliate Scientist, Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, Baycrest
Assistant Professor & Co-investigator Nursing Effectiveness, Utilization & Outcomes Research Unit, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto; Toronto, Ontario

Ljiljana Mihic, M.A., PhD Candidate
PhD Candidate, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario; London, Ontario

Consultants:

Ken Le Clair, MD, FRCPC
Professor and Chair, Geriatric Division, Department of Psychiatry, Queen’s University
Clinical Director, Specialty Geriatric Psychiatry Program
Co-Chair, Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health; Kingston, Ontario

Lynn McCleary, RN, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Brock University; St. Catharines, Ontario

Simone Powell, MPA
Senior Policy Analyst, Division of Aging and Seniors, Public Health Agency of Canada; Ottawa, Ontario

Esther Roberts
Caregiver, CCSMH Steering Committee Member; Calabogie, Ontario

Staff:

Karen Cory, Hons. BSc, MLIS
Medical Librarian, Library Services, Staff Library, St. Joseph’s Health Care, London, Parkwood Hospital; London, Ontario

Jennifer Mokry, MSW, RSW
Project Manager, Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health; Toronto, Ontario

Faith Malach, MHSc, MSW, RSW
Executive Director, Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health; Toronto, Ontario

[updated March 30, 2009]