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Programs & Services


Geriatric Assessment and Rehabilitation Unit

This inpatient program specializes in the inter-disciplinary assessment and treatment of seniors with complex medical problems.

The provision of integrated health services is directed toward elderly patients experiencing potentially reversible medical problems which are contributing to a physical, psychological, or social decline in function. The program is restorative and rehabilitative in its focus and endeavors to facilitate a patient’s ability to return to their own home or, when necessary, recommend alternative living options.

Persons over the age of 65 who suffer from a multitude of medical, social, emotional and physical problems that have made it difficult to continue living independently at home may receive the following services:

  • medical - family physician
  • geriatrician
  • psychiatrist
  • nursing
  • diagnostic testing
  • assessments
  • consultations
  • speech therapy
  • occupational therapy
  • physical therapy
  • recreation therapy
  • respiratory therapy
  • nutritional counselling and education
  • individual and family counselling
  • pain assessment, management and education
  • social activities
  • pastoral care
  • home assessment
  • follow-up

What is the purpose?

  • to discover and treat curable disease
  • to review complex medication regimens
  • to improve patients' functional ability
  • to help patients return to their own homes or to suggest suitable alternate living arrangements if a return to home is not possible

Access
Service Providers May Include
dietitians, doctors, geriatricians, occupational therapists (OTs), occupational therapy assistants, pharmacists, physical therapists (PTs), physiotherapy assistants, recreational therapists (RTs), recreational therapy assistants, registered nurses (RNs), social workers, speech-language pathologists (SLPs)
Eligibility

Criteria:

  • patient requires assessment by three or more of the multi-disciplinary team services unique to Unit 5A
  • patient has complex medical issues and co-morbidities
  • there must be potentially reversible components that are contributing to a decline in the functional abilities
  • patient and caregivers (if applicable) must be motivated to participate in our program
  • patient must be 65 and older or functionally geriatric
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