Your Guide to Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
Posted by Jeff Durish
Sun, Jan 19, 2014
Along with providing excellent in-home care that works with your finances, case management in and out of the hospital, compassionate personal support workers, and live-in caregivers, Qualicare Toronto is committed to educating Torontonians about Ontario health care and how to get the most and best value.
As part of that commitment, we will be releasing a series of short guides to some of the larger area hospitals. We hope these guides will help you to make the best health decisions for you and your family. If you have questions or want more information, please leave a comment below or contact the hospital directly.
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
3560 Bathurst Street
Canada M6A 2E1
The Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care was officially established in 1967 but the facility and staff have been been caring for many patients for much longer. Baycrest has grown into a global leader for development and innovations of aging and brain health.
Baycrest is an academic health sciences centre affiliated with the University of Toronto. However, their services are patient-focused and include a hospital, long-term care, residential and community-based programs and outpatient medical clinics, designed for people over the age of 50.
Some of the specific services and centres within Baycrest include
- Seniors’ counselling and referral services
- Community programs
- Behavioural Support for Seniors program (BSSP)
- Koschitzky Centre for Innovations in Family Caregiving
- Outpatient care and clinics
- Inpatient care
- Centre for Memory and Neurotherapeutics
- Centre for Mental Health
The Rotman Research Institute (RRI) is a leading international centre of the study of brain function.
Their primary research focus is on memory and the executive (frontal lobe) functions of the brain, both in normal aging and in the presence of diseases and conditions which affect the brain, such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimers disease and other dementias.
If you or a loved one would like to learn more about RRI or how you can participate in a study or research program, click here.
The Baycrest Foundation, made possible in part through private donations and business matching, contributes in large part to the continuation and improvement of services at Baycrest. They have other funding programs, as well, such as Barrie2Baycrest bike ride in September of 2013, which raised $1.1 million.
Baycrest’s main affiliation lays with the University of Toronto. Other partnerships include Crestwood, The Royal Conservatory, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation, and OCAD University.
Apply for Jobs
The Baycrest Centre has a job search and application system online that can be accessed here. In order to provide excellent care for the 2,400 people per day that pass through the centre each day, there are a variety of jobs available at any given time.
For questions or to learn more, visit www.baycrest.org. The website contains much more information, including their most recent financial statements, patient safety and privacy info, education workshops, and much more.