CLINICAL SERVICES

COMPREHENSIVE GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT (CGA)

A comprehensive review of the medical, physical, psychological and social aspects of a person's health.  

The CGA has been proven to improve health outcomes and general wellbeing. It encompasses a wide variety of health factors with appropriate focus on the things that are most important to you.

A detailed management plan will be agreed upon together with input from your family and GP.

For residents in Aged Care facilities, visits out to them are preferred and can be arranged.

 

This review takes 60-75 minutes to complete.

COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT


A specialist review of your memory and thinking functions and how this impacts on your daily activities.


Subtle changes may only be noticed by your family early on and it is important to tackle this problem as soon as possible. Further decline with dementia may lead to behavioural changes and difficulties managing at home, thus your family may need additional support to look after you at home.

This review takes 45 minutes to complete.

CONTINENCE ASSESSMENT


A specialist review of your bladder and bowel functions to ascertain if your incontinence can be better managed at home.

Incontinence is an extremely distressing condition to have and has significant impacts on a person's quality of life. It also causes falls and related fractures, functional impairments in activities of daily living, deterioration of mental and sexual health, and sleep disruptions.

This review takes 45 minutes to complete.

FALLS & MOBILITY ASSESSMENT


A specialist review of your mobility and risk factors that lead to falling over. With every fall, there is a risk of causing significant injury that impacts on your survival and quality of life.

The various reasons that contribute to falls could be your medical conditions, certain medications, psychosocial and environmental factors or poor physical fitness.

This review takes 45 minutes to complete.

POLYPHARMACY & MEDICATION REVIEW

A specialist review of your medications and whether you need to continue taking some of them.

Doctors are more accustomed to starting medications than stopping them. Therefore it is important to regularly review the reason for certain medications and whether or not they are still required. This requires a thorough history and examination of your medical conditions and psychosocial factors.

This review takes 30-45 minutes to complete.

PERIOPERATIVE GERIATRICS

A specialist review of your health conditions before or after surgery with the aim of reducing surgical complications.

In general, the older person is more vulnerable to the stresses of surgery. On average, 1 in 5 people develop complications of geriatric surgery. A perioperative review can optimize a person's health prior to high risk surgery and make management plans based on your specific health and lifestyle preferences.