The goal of the Geriatric Inpatient Consultation Service is to provide individualized recommendations for older adults with acute medical, surgical and psycho-social needs with a focus on improving outcomes, restoring independence and supporting patients’ transition back to community. The specialized geriatric team provides comprehensive geriatric assessment and treatment. The team works in collaboration with patients, care partners, inpatient teams and community partners to manage geriatric syndromes and multiple co-existing chronic conditions and support safe and effective care transitions.
Older adults, 65 years of age and over, admitted to hospital who require specialized geriatric consultation in order to improve outcomes, decrease functional decline, reduce incidence and duration of delirium, and improve likelihood of discharge home.
What types of patients are appropriate for referral?
Patients 65 years of age and older, presenting with urgent need for specialized geriatric consultation, i.e. risk of prolonged hospitalization, LTC admission or hospital readmission as a result of medical complexity and geriatric syndromes.
Who can refer?
- Acute care Physicians and Nurse Practitioners
Our team includes:
- Occupational Therapist
- Registered Nurse
- Reactivation Worker
- Geriatrician/Care of the Elderly Physician
How long will the team follow a patient?
Patients are discharged when recommendations and a care plan have been implemented and the patient no longer requires specialized geriatric services support to manage acute care needs.