Services within Ottawa

Central Intake for Specialized Geriatric Services (Geriatric Medicine)

Specialized Geriatric Services (SGS) provide older adults (65 years of age and older) with specialized care and services that are often necessary to prevent, delay or restore loss of function. Outpatient SGS include but are not limited to Geriatric Day Hospitals, in-home Geriatric Assessments, GeriMedRisk, Memory Programs, and Geriatric Clinics. Each SGS has varying patient criteria and accept referrals from different sources.

Central Intake for SGS will receive, triage and direct referrals to the most appropriate SGS program.

Central Intake for SGS (Geriatric Medicine) is designed to be a simplified streamlined intake process with one referral form and one contact number. All referrals sent to Central Intake for SGS will be triaged by a health care professional. A decision to refer to a Specialized Geriatric Service is made based on the review of the referral form, medical information and a discussion with the older adult/caregiver.

Older adults are referred by their Primary Care Practitioners, other healthcare professionals, family, caregivers or themselves. Referrals are accepted for people who live in their own home (house, apartment, condominium, retirement home). Referrals cannot be accepted from long-term care facilities and out of province.

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Geriatric Assessment Outreach Teams

Older adults are seen in their own home by a Geriatric Outreach Assessor for a comprehensive geriatric assessment.

Older adults are referred by their Primary Care Practitioners, other healthcare professionals, family, caregivers or themselves. Referrals are accepted for people who live in their own home (house, apartment, condominium, retirement home). Referrals cannot be accepted from long-term care facilities and out of province.

Our Outreach Teams are committed to working with the family physician and community services agencies.

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Geriatric Day Hospitals & Medicine Clinics

Day Hospitals are out-patient programs that provide multidisciplinary assessment and/or treatment for older adults experiencing a change in function, memory, mood, mobility or have complex medical issues.  Treatment, counselling and education are available to older adults and their caregivers to optimize health and independence.

Before an appointment is made for a Geriatric Day Hospital, many older adults have already been seen in their own home by the Geriatric Outreach Assessor . Referrals may also be made  through the Emergency Department Geriatric Emergency Management (GEM) Program by family physicians or from in-patient units.  A physician referral is required.

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Services outside Ottawa in the Champlain LHIN

Renfrew County Referral Form
Completed forms should be faxed to: 1-613-735-4638.

Eastern Counties Referral Form
Completed forms should be faxed to: 1-855-450-8569.

The interactive online geriatric services map allows you to search and locate services around your location and provides contact information.

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