Geriatric

Geriatrics Assessment and Consultation Service

geriatricMercy Medical Center's Geriatrics Consultation Service is a valuable resource for elderly patients, family members and caregivers and primary physicians. It provides comprehensive geriatric assessment of patient's health issues, in the context of their social and family needs; assists with access to appropriate community and private supports; and provides education and information about common geriatric health problems and concerns.

When is an assessment needed?

Older individuals in need of a comprehensive assessment may experience any combination of the following symptoms:

  • Multiple health problems
  • Confusion or memory loss
  • Behavioral change, including depression or anxiety
  • Difficulty in performing daily activities
  • Weakness, caused by reconditioning or other health problems
  • Nutritional concerns, including unexplained weight loss
  • Problems resulting from multiple medications
  • Uncertainty about one's ability to live independently

What can you expect from an assessment?

  • A clearer understanding of problems and issues
  • A comprehensive assessment of care needs
  • A list of options to consider regarding health issues
  • A comprehensive plan for continuity of care
  • Help with difficult decisions regarding living environment and home safety
  • Referrals to all appropriate services
  • Consultation to assist the primary physician

If you or a loved one is advancing in age, please call to schedule an appointment with a dedicated Mercy gerontologist who can help you understand how to best prepare for the signs of aging.

 

Physician Referrals

To find a physician, please call our personal help line at:
516-62MERCY
For General and Patient Information:
516-705-2525