|Record #: NIA1971
||Last Modified: 09 Apr 2013
||Last Full Update: 13 Nov 2012
|Description & Services|
|Areas Served||Niagara Region|
|Description||This program is offered in collaboration with the Center for Healthy Aging-HHS-St Peters Hospital in Hamilton. |
Inpatients must be referred to the program at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital by a physician. They are initially assessed by a Nurse Clinician. This involves a comprehensive standardized assessment of a person's physical, psycho-social, cognitive,functional,environmental needs and abilities. The patient is then seen by a Geriatrician at a later date.
Outpatient referrals are assessed as above, and are done by a Nurse Clinician at the person's place of residence, with a family member or caregiver present if possible. The patient would proceed to the outpatient clinic at a later date for a geriatric assessment appointment with the Geriatrician. A consultation report is generated for the referring Physician and recommendations for care/tests/services are shared.
Follow up clinic appointments as determined by the Geriatrician. Other health professional cross referrals are offered, when appropriate, on a case by case basis.
|Eligibility||Ages: 65 year(s) and up |
frail and/or multiple complex medical problems, depression/delerium/dementia.
|Address & Map|
|Located In Community||Grimsby|
|Intersection||Main St E and Park Rd S|
|Office Phone||905-945-2253 ext 409|
|Primary Contact||Linda Wintermute RN, Nurse Clinician|
|Service Level||(50) Non Profit|
|Funding||Provincial - Ministry of Health|
|Subjects||Health services ; Hospitals ; Psychogeriatric care ; Seniors|
|Broader Terms||Adults ; Age groups ; Geriatric care ; Health ; Health service facilities ; Health services ; Patient care|