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Specialized Geriatric Medicine
Services that are delivered by highly trained professionals who focus on geriatric patients.
Geriatric Medicine Assessment
Physicians who specialize in geriatric assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. Typical concerns include balance and falls prevention, medication management, continence, and memory. Goal is to, wherever possible, return person to independence at home.
Geriatric Medical Support (In-home)
Provided at home
Provides assessment of frail seniors with complex issues at home. Often provides recommendations and work-up analysis in advance of geriatrician assessment, and follow up. (e.g., med management, treatment plan review)
Inpatient Service
Provides assessment and a treatment plan to improve mobility, address memory and thinking problems and manage chronic pain and everyday activities more independently and safely. Provided in hospital setting over several weeks.
Specialized Geriatric Mental Health
Services that are delivered by highly trained professionals who focus on psychogeriatric patients.
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Geriatric Mental Health Support (In Home)
Provided at home
Provides assessment of seniors with complex mental health issues at home. Often provides recommendations and work-up analysis in advance of geriatric psychiatrist assessment, and follow up.
Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic
Physicians who specialize in psychiatric assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of complex mental disorders occurring in late life. Recommendations to help senior function as independently as possible.
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Geriatric Mental Health Support (In Home)
Provided at home
Provides assessment of seniors with complex mental health issues at home. Often provides recommendations and work-up analysis in advance of geriatric psychiatrist assessment, and follow up.
Responsive Behaviour Team
Provided at home
Assesses people with cognitive impairment for specific responsive behaviours such as agitation, repetition, and wandering arising from dementia, mental health or addictions. Works collaboratively with caregivers to identify strategies to manage the behaviour and reduce risks.
Inpatient Service
Provides psychiatric assessment and a treatment plan to address challenging cognitive, behavioural and medical issues of seniors. Provided in hospital setting over several weeks.
Consultation and Education
Services that help the front line people who care for the geriatric and psychogeriatric population.
Geriatric Mental Health Education
Provided at home
Provides educational services to front line staff and management in designated agencies, often through workshop or classroom format.
Geriatric Mental Health Resource Consultation
Provided at home
Provides assistance to formal caregivers to help understand responsive behaviours and develop strategies to manage an individual's behaviour better within the caregiver's practice. Uses existing assessments
Elder Abuse Consultation
Provided at home
Provides case consultations to professionals working on elder abuse and neglect cases.
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Intensive Geriatric Service Worker (IGSW)
Provided at home
Integrates health and social services by facilitating referrals and access to service across agencies. Supports care by providing follow-up after hospitalization or emergency room visits, or after specialist assessments. Often focusses on high risk patient groups.
Primary Care at Home Program
Provided at home
Provides post-hospitalization follow-up for complex patients who are in need of intensive at-home chronic disease management and/or mental health support.
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