Geriatric Assessment Program
Inpatient and Outpatient Program
Contact – 905-378-4647, ext 53013
Using a case management model, the NHS Geriatric Assessment Program provides a comprehensive physical, psychosocial and environmental needs assessment for Niagara’s senior population.
Referrals are accepted from physicians and the service is offered from Greater Niagara General Site in Niagara Falls, as well as offsite clinics at Welland and other locations in St. Catharines and Fort Erie.
The specialized geriatric assessment health care team, including a clinical nurse specialist, geriatrician, and case manager, addresses issues of dementia, delirium, depression, polypharmacy, falls, urinary continence, and other psychiatric and health problems facing the elderly. Patients are assessed by the nurse/case manager in their place of residence and a report is sent to the referring physician. At a later date, the patients are seen by the geriatrician at the outpatient clinic and a report is sent to the referring physician. Outreach service is provided to the Niagara Region retirement homes, as well as for patients unable to attend the clinic.