We welcome people of all backgrounds and experiences and are pleased to offer customized programs that are based on a person’s needs and interests. We often find that our program members form a strong sense of belonging and make new friends along this journey. Our clients and care partners have remarked that attendance at the day program becomes something that our clients genuinely look forward to and are so energized by each day.
We invite you to explore our program and learn for yourself all it has to offer. Please feel free to contact one of our social workers to answer any of your questions. They will help guide you through the application process.
At McCormick, we focus on current strengths and abilities and adjust our programming to suit our clients as they follow their dementia journey. Our focus is on enhancing the quality of life for everyone in our care.
If you have questions, are looking for resources, or need support, please contact us.
Referrals to the Care Partners Support Programs can be made by calling McCormick Dementia Services directly (519-439-9336) and speaking to a social worker.
All referrals to the day program go through Home and Community Care South West Local Health Integration Network at 1-800-811-5146. Anyone can call and request a referral to the day program. A case coordinator will meet with the client and their care partner and complete a standardized assessment form (Resident Assessment Instrument or RAI). The case coordinator determines eligibility for the day program. Once approved, the case coordinator will send the assessment document to McCormick Dementia Services.
Once the referral is received, the McCormick Dementia Services social worker contacts the family and arranges an appointment for the applicant and their care partner(s). This visit gives us a chance to gather more information and allows the applicant to see the day program area and meet some of the staff. The applicant spends at least an hour in the day program, while the care partner(s) provides social/emotional/recreational information to the social worker and complete(s) other documents. During this process, the McCormick Dementia Services team, the client and his/her care partners together decide on the appropriateness of the program for the applicant. Days are chosen and space is offered if available or the applicant’s name is placed on the wait list. The whole process can take up to two hours.
Transportation to the day program is available from the BGC (formerly known as the Boys’ and Girls’ Club) seniors transit service, which shuttles clients within the London city boundary. This service is arranged by the McCormick Dementia Services administrative assistant and confirmed by calling the applicant’s contact person. The family may choose to transport the day program client, if desired.
Some of the documents requiring completion can be downloaded and completed in advance of the appointment. Others will be presented during the appointment. Documents available to download include: