We provide Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments for older adults, and when it's needed and appropriate, we put our patients in touch with community support services. A Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment is a multidimensional, interdisciplinary diagnostic process to determine the medical, psychological and functional capabilities of an older adult to develop a co-ordinated and integrated plan for management and longitudinal follow-up.
The Inpatient Consultation Team looks at the prevention and management of geriatric syndromes such as delirium, dementia, falls, functional decline, frailty, incontinence and medical complexity.
Your assessment can take up to 1.5 hours. You will be seen by the doctor. You may also be seen by other members of the team such as the clinical nurse specialist.
When will I be seen?
New referrals are seen within 24 business hours.
Who else is involved with the assessment?
A Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment involves engaging all those involved in your care to provide the most accurate assessment possible. We will usually contact your family doctor, community health care providers, pharmacy and family.
What will happen after the assessment?
The Inpatient Consultation Team will work collaboratively with the referring inpatient team to implement recommendations from the assessment
A copy of the assessment will be forwarded to the referring doctor and family physician.
How to get referred
You will need a referral from the most responsible physician looking after you in hospital.
If you are 65 years or older and admitted to the Trauma Service or the Orthopedics Service with a fragility fracture, a referral is automatically made to the Inpatient Consultation Team.