Works in conjunction with health and social service community partners, to identify seniors living in severe self-neglect, known as “Diogenes Syndrome”. This service is intended to increase access to support services for vulnerable and at-risk seniors and prevent the need for other services such as hospitalization and long term care.
- Signs of extreme personal neglect: poor hygiene, body odour, wearing dirty or inappropriate clothing
- Signs of extreme domestic neglect: home is in severe disrepair, bad odours, excessive clutter, neglected pets, and lack of food
- Signs of excessive hoarding
- Social withdrawal
- Refusal of assistance
- Lack of concern about living condition
Referral form is available online and can be filled out and faxed to 905-546-5779. Contact for more information.