Geriatric Assessment Program
At Saint Clare's, we believe individuals that have lived an experienced
life deserve respect and access to high quality healthcare services. Saint
Clare’s Health senior programs offer easy access to services helping
to improve quality of life.
What Is the Geriatric Assessment Program?
The goal of the Saint Clare's Health Geriatric Assessment Program is to
work collaboratively with the senior, their physicians and family members
in the management of the senior's healthcare needs and chronic diseases.
We also provide coordination of community resources when needed, and offer
seniors a higher quality of life. Learn more about the Geriatric Assessment Program.
Developing a Plan of Care
Development of a comprehensive plan of care may include:
- Addressing caregiver concerns and offer support
- Chronic disease management and disease risk factors
- Comprehensive exam and health risk assessment
- Emphasizing the client’s functional abilities
- Expansion of the geriatric care team
- In-depth health education tailored to client’s specific needs
- Medication management and education including indications and effects/side-effects
- Nutritional needs
- One-on-one consultation with a geriatric professional
- Psychosocial concerns
- Services required, and services received (e.g. PT, OT, VNA etc.)
Benefits of Geriatric Assessment Program
Benefits to the patient, physicians and family include:
- Complementing medical care provided by the primary care provider
- Identify potential concerns early
- Improved outcomes and increased quality of life through effective team
management of the older patient
- Increased access to care
- Linking client to appropriate community resources
- Reducing provider burden by providing both transitional care (TCM) and
chronic care management (CCM) services.
- Reducing the percentage of geriatric patients with avoidable hospital readmissions
and emergency room visits through early intervention, improved access
to, and coordination of services.