Our Geriatric Assessment Clinic provides comprehensive health screenings and medical tests for older adults. The assessment is typically covered by Medicare and other major health insurance companies and requires a referral from a primary care physician. The Geriatric Assessment may take several hours to complete, and may take place over the course of two to three visits to us. Below is a detailed list of the types of procedures you will undergo at your assessment:
- An evaluation conducted by a team that includes a geriatrician, a nurse, counselor and physical therapist focusing on memory loss, incontinence, fall risk, depression, and medication issues.
- As part of the assessment you may be referred to a neuropsychologist to determine strengths and weaknesses in thinking and memory, have a pharmacist review medications, and be followed by a care consultant. We may also request other testing such as lab work, MRI or CT scan of the brain.
- At a follow-up visit there will be list of recommended strategies for families and caregivers individualized to the findings of your assessment.
- Relevant referrals to community resources for continued support.
Once completed, the results of your assessment will be sent to your primary care physician. You will also be sent a summary of your results.
There is a $225 fee for the assessment. We also offer a sliding scale for individuals who qualify. To learn more about the Geriatric Assessment Clinic or to schedule an appointment, please call 757-220-4751 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.