Assessment and Stabilization Unit
8740 - 165 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 2R8
has been operating the 25 bed Behavioural Assessment and Stabilization
1988. This secure unit is located on the third floor of the Parker
Pavilion at Lynnwood.
This unique unit was developed to provide short term comprehensive
assessments of residents referred to continuing care with behaviours
that are unable to be managed on existing units in the system. The
majority of clients have a dementia diagnosis and sometimes an accompanying
care team meets regularly to identify and address the needs
of all program residents through team meetings and ongoing interdisciplinary
This unit has 15 flow-through beds and 10 longer-term beds.
One of the flow-through beds is designated a holding bed
and is reserved for short-term and urgent admissions by the Long
Term Care Psychiatric Consulting Service. These admissions are often
precipitated by an acute episode of psychiatric behaviour due to
a medical or social crisis in the client's life.
Residents receive the following services:
Investigation of behaviours
Structured activity programs for individuals and groups
counseling and education
Discharge planning and follow-up
The Behavioural Assessment and Stabilization Unit is designed for
Have a diagnosis indicating a dementia or cognitive impairment
Present with disruptive behaviours that have not responded to
management in the person's existing environment
May have psychiatric symptoms which are exacerbated by the underlying
Are over the age of 65 years; consideration for admission may
be given to those who are younger and have a diagnosis of dementia.
Special consideration may be given to individuals with moderately
advanced stage dementia whose caregivers require short term respite.
For More Information
is the first point of contact for all
continuing care programs and services in the Edmonton region.
Please call 780.496.1300.