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Programs & Services

Acute Geriatric Unit

Provides inpatient services for older adults with multiple or complex medical problems and helps them to become independent again.

Offers assessments and treatments (including rehabilitation) to help older adults with medical problems become independent again. Clients are admitted for an average of 4 weeks. Families are encouraged to be part of the care planning process.

Service Providers May Include
cardiologists, dietitians, doctors, gastrointestinal specialists, geriatricians, internal medicine specialists, neurologists, occupational therapists, orthopedic surgeons, pharmacists, physical therapists (PTs), psychiatrists, registered nurses (RNs), social workers, urologists

Older adults with more than one medical problem. Must be referred by a Geriatric Medicine Specialist after a consultation by same.

Service Access

Community referrals can be made through the Seniors Health One Line Referral.

Referrals can only be made by Geriatric Medicine Specialists (Geriatricians or Geriatric Nurse Practitioners). Most referrals are for hospital inpatients seen by the Geriatric Consult Service, but some Community-based referrals can also be made through the Seniors Health Clinic physicians.

Service Locations
Also Known As
Geriatric Assessment and Rehabilitation Program (GARP), Specialized Seniors Health Assessment and Rehabilitation Units