Geriatric Services Available
We offer a range of medical services to people of age 65 and over:
What is a geriatrician?
A geriatrician is an aged care specialist physician, much like a paediatrician for children. Geriatricians are licensed to care for people over 65. They specifically focus on diagnosis and management of complex and/or multifactorial internal medicine disorders that impact the cognition and functional status of an older person. A minimum of six years full-time training ( three years of Basic Physician plus three years in advanced Geriatric Physician training ) is required through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians to specialise in this area.
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Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments
These assessments include carefully review a patient’s medical, physical, psychological and social health. They aim to provide solutions to any ailments being experienced and allow clinicians to familiarise themselves with a person’s overall health to create a management plan to improve wellbeing and quality of life.
Falls are a major cause of injury and hospital admission in older people. Falls prevention refers to proactively reducing the possibility of falls. We provide thorough falls prevention assessments; aiming to identify and effectively address any potential balance, disorientation and circulatory issues that may contribute to falls.
Geriatrician Assessment for ACAS
Will provide comprehensive geriatric assessment for ACAS assessment and referral to appropriate ASAC team.
Medication Review (Polypharmacy)
If you are overburdened by the amount of medicines you take or, you find yourself wondering if you really need to take everything you’re currently taking, we would be happy to review your medications. Reviews optimise medicines and sometimes lead to reductions in the number of drugs being taken. Reviews may minimise drug side effects and can reassure people as to which of their medications are really important.
Memory loss that interferes with day-to-day activities is not normal and requires investigation. Discuss any concerns you have about your memory with your GP who will determine if any investigations and/or referral is required. GPs often organise blood tests and a CT scan of the brain prior to the referral to a Geriatrician or another specialist.
Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia Management (BPSD)
People with dementia usually experience BPSD during the course of their illness. BPSD are the non-cognitive (non memory) symptoms of dementia. Common symptoms include heightened aggression, agitation, anxiety, delusions, hallucinations, wandering and sexual/social inhibition. We can assist patients and families to overcome the stress involved in dealing with these behaviours by providing BPSD management strategies. Book an appointment today if you feel that you or your loved one may benefit from a brief consultation.
Private Hospital Admission
Sometimes the level of care required by a person cannot be provided within the community or at a nursing home. Under these circumstances we usually arrange a private hospital admission. We require people’s private health insurance details to help reduce the cost of their hospital stay.
We offer Telehealth consultations for Medicare Australia eligible and registered organisations (e.g. Residential Care facilities, GP Clinics etc.). Please note that Telehealth is best used for subsequent medical reviews rather than initial consultations.
Review in Aged Care Facility
Our team of specialists are dedicated to promote health care in our residential aged care facility.
We are happy to review any acute or chronic issues including; acute medical illness, chronic health management, continence, depression, falls, chronic wounds and behavioural issues.
Effective treatment for OAB and urinary incontinence (UI) is available and improves quality of life for the elderly. … Overactive bladder (OAB), one of the leading causes of UI, is characterized by symptoms of urgency and/or frequency with or without urine leakage.
Call us today on 0457 222 935. Our friendly reception staff can help you with any queries you may have and/or book an appointment for you.