Geriatric Program and Memory Clinic
The Geriatric Program has been developed by Grimsby Medical Associates to improve the quality of life of seniors, allowing them to remain as independent and healthy as possible. The Team consists of a Registered Nurse working with the patient’s Family Physician to provide a comprehensive assessment, to access other community based home care resources in coordination with the LHIN Case Manager, and to support care givers enabling them to make informed decisions.
The team will work to identify any cognitive impairments that may exist as well as identifying any extra services or support that may be needed. This program has the support of a Registered Dietitian and Mental Health Counselors onsite as well. The visit is booked according to a referral from the Family Doctor.
Some of the Initial Discussion will include:
- Current living situation
- Work history
- Cognition –MOCA: (max 30)
- Depression – Geriatric depression screen
- Caregiver support
- Cardiovascular/stroke risk
- Do you have a Power of Attorney? Personal Care?
- Financial care/property?
- Do you have a valid, up to date Will?
- End of Life Care directions?
- Lifestyle issues
- Activities of daily living
Patients with memory concerns are encouraged to speak with their family physician, who can make a referral to the program.