We provide 24-hour in-depth, interdisciplinary assessment and treatment for older adults experiencing acute symptoms and complex behaviours who require a secure, specialized treatment environment. Program goals for people and their families are grouped in four broad areas: mental health, physical wellness, living life to the fullest, and transitions in life and care. Stays within this program are generally three months in length, based on individual needs.
There is pay parking available at our two visitor lots located on the VGH campus:
Multi-level parkade at the corner of West 12th Avenue and Laurel Street, across from the main entrance of the Jim Pattison Pavilion.
The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre parking lot is located off of Laurel Street between West 12th and West 13th Avenue.
There is a wheelchair-accessible overpass from the VGH parkade at Level 4 and a crosswalk at Level 2.
Adults aged 65 and over with severe and persistent mental illness and who do not have an acute medical condition.