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Champlain Local Health Integration Network
Geriatric Assessment Program, Pembroke
Cecilia St

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Provides a comprehensive multidimensional screening assessment for seniors who are experiencing challenges related to the aging process * aims to improve quality of life * promote functional independence and autonomy * prevent or delay hospitalization/institutionalization (unless appropriate) * maintain seniors in their homes within a safe and supportive environment for as long as possible Consider a referral when: there is a recent sudden change in physical, mental or functional abilities, the reception of multiple medications and high risk drug side effects * major changes in support needs, caregiver stress, institutional placement being considered * safety concerns * increased use of health care services
Eligibility
Ages 65 and older

Age Requirements: Ages: 65 year(s) and up;
Application Process
Family physician, family member, nurse practitioner can refer and a trained Geriatric assessor from the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) will visit the client in their home and complete an initial multi-dimensional screening assessment incorporating aspects of physical, functional abilities and environment. * Collaboration with the senior and family or caregiver helps identify needs and determine appropriate action.An appointment will then be made to one of the clinics to be seen by a Geriatrician only when the family physician refers to the Geriatric Assessor.
Fees
None - Covered by OHIP
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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Community Resource Centre (Killaloe)
Last Verified On September 9, 2019

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