We offer both home outreach and outpatient clinics for geriatric medicine and psychiatry.
Geriatric medicine outreach home visit
This is a two-hour in-home comprehensive assessment with an interdisciplinary team which includes an occupational therapist, physiotherapist and geriatric physician. The service is a consultative model where a clinician/physician will complete the initial assessment in the patient’s home reviewing issues related to mobility, cognitive and functional status, medication, home safety and psychosocial issues.
Geriatric psychiatry outreach home visit
Patients are seen by the Saint Elizabeth Health Care geriatric psychiatry clinician who conducts a comprehensive mental health assessment related to issues such as depression, anxiety, and behaviour. Patients are then referred to the outreach geriatric psychiatrist for further assessment or to the ambulatory geriatric psychiatry clinic.
Geriatric Medicine Clinic
This geriatric outpatient clinic provides specialized comprehensive assessment by a nurse and geriatrician to address medical, functional, cognitive and psychosocial issues.
The Geriatric Medicine Clinic ensures seniors receive the right care at the right time. The clinic assessment is approximately two hours and requires a medical referral from a physician or specialist. A comprehensive report is sent back to the referring physician with detailed recommendations after review with the patient and their family.
Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic
This geriatric outpatient clinic provides specialized comprehensive psychiatric/ psychosocial assessment with a geriatric psychiatrist. The clinic specializes in mental health issues such as depression, behavioural difficulties, anxiety and grieving. The clinic assessment is approximately one hour with a geriatric psychiatrist and a comprehensive report is sent back to the referring physician with assessment information and recommendations.
The elderly have unique age-related psychosocial and socio-economic stress factors such as coping with the loss of loved ones, dealing with declining health, and struggling with poverty. The clinic specializes in seniors' mental health problems such as depression, dementia (memory problems), behavioural difficulties and anxiety. Learn about our geriatric mental health services.