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Community Psychiatric Services for the Elderly (CPSE)

Introduction & Eligibility

Community Psychiatric Services for the Elderly (CPSE) promotes the mental health of seniors and seeks to maximize their level of functioning in the community. It is a resource for family physicians, other health care professionals and service providers. The team includes psychiatrists, social workers, nurses and occupational therapists.


  • 65 years or older
  • Mental health concerns
  • Live within the service area - from York Mills to St. Clair and from Avenue Road to the Don Valley
  • Benefit from in-home assessment
  • Usually referred through family doctor

Available services


  • By psychiatrist and case manager
  • Usually in place of residence
  • Review of psychosocial, physical, psychiatric, cognitive and functional status at home and in the community
  • Written report including treatment recommendations to family doctor


  • For seniors and their families
  • Family support group for caregivers of persons with dementia
  • Outpatient geriatric support group

Direct psychiatric services

  • Ongoing management for seniors with psychiatric disorders/symptoms

Referral and co-ordination

  • Referral to community agencies and support services
  • Co-ordination of services and case management (if not otherwise available)

Consultation and liaison

  • To care facilities and residential settings
  • To community agencies

Educational programs and presentations

  • At request of agencies, care facilities, interested groups
  • Community development activities
  • Psychogeriatric resource consulting to healthcare professionals

To access any of these services, please review the referral section for information.

Location and contact

Community Psychiatric Services for the Elderly (CPSE)

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue,
F-wing, 3rd floor,
room F 307  
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-4663
Fax: 416-480-5889

Email: cpse@

Referral information