Improving care in the elderly in Coffs Harbour and surrounding areas.

I have developed a simplified model of care to identify people who would benefit from a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment.

The presence of any of the following conditions in an elderly person may warrant an assessment.

C – Continence problems
O – Orientation-Cognition/Memory difficulties
F – Falls – more than 1 per year
F – Five or more medications
S – Sad mood, Sensory impairment – Vision & hearing difficulties

What is a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment?

It is a multidisciplinary diagnostic and treatment process that evaluates medical psychological, social, cognitive and functional capabilities of an elderly person to optimise care and to achieve improvement in health with ageing.

What to do next

  • A valid GP referral is required to attend a specialist appointment and to receive a Medicare rebate, please request a referral from your GP to be sent to Coffs Aged Care
  • Contact our reception staff for an appointment and for any further information.

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