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Supportive Living Geriatric Evaluation & Management Consult Team

 Location: Plaza 124 Building

The team provides specialized geriatric consultation services for complex frail seniors in Designated Supportive Living (DSL).

Frail seniors (over age of 65) with complex care needs requiring further assessment. Clients who are medically stable and experiencing acute functional and / or cognitive decline. Clients under 65 years of age will be considered for service on a case-by-case basis.

Geriatric syndromes such as:

  • falls / immobility
  • polypharmacy
  • cognitive impairment (including behaviour changes)
  • pain management
  • incontinence (bowel or bladder)
  • nutrition / weight loss or weight gain

Referrals are accepted for all Designated Supportive Living and Private Supportive Living clients. Note that the GEM team cannot respond to an urgent referral.

The GEM team consists of a geriatric physician and a Supportive Living (SL) gerontology-certified Registered Nurse (RN). This partnership assists primary care physicians with assessment and management of complex older adults, with functional and / or cognitive decline. GEM RNs provide clients with assessment and support in conjunction with family physicians, a SL Case Manager (CM), and Contracted Service Provider site staff. All referrals require primary care physician approval. Ongoing care is provided by the client’s primary physician during this intervention.

Contact Details

Plaza 124 Building

Location Info
Suite 406
Address
10216 124 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T5N 4A3
Telephone
780-735-3700
Fax
780-735-3389
Email
CC.BusinessManagementAdministration@albertahealthservices.ca
Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Thursday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Note

Closed on statutory holidays. 

Access
Service Providers May Include
physicians, registered nurses (RNs)
Eligibility

Have to be admitted into the Designated Supportive Living Program.

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Referrals can be made by Physicians, the AHS Supportive Living Case Manager or by Nurse Practitioners for Clients living in DSL facilities.
All referrals require approval by the primary care Physician


Wait Times

3 - 4 weeks

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Partners

Partners/affiliations

Clinical ARP (Alternative Relationship Plan)

Also Known As
Acronym
SL GEM
Other
Supportive Living Geriatric Evaluation and Management Consult Team