CRISIS OUTREACH SERVICE FOR SENIORS – COSS Teams
LOFT is one of three organizations joined together to provide crisis support services to seniors in mental health (including dementia) or addictions crisis in the City of Toronto. The partner organizations work together to provide seamless, client and care-giver focused services available from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, 365 days a year no matter where in Toronto you live.
Seniors, their family members, health care providers or even a concerned neighbour or friend, can call the Toronto Seniors Helpline. The crisis line worker will make an initial assessment of the risk and dispatch a crisis team to the senior’s home.
The three organizations lead these services in three areas of the city. LOFT is proud to lead the North COSS Team, and together with partners Woodgreen Community Services in the East and Reconnect Community Health Services in the West, offers coordinated crisis intervention and psychogeriatric case management. In addition, LOFT provides personal support services and respite care city-wide.