Geriatric Medicine

Triage criteria and referral process for physicians

Geriatric Medicine

Urgent
Criteria (not all inclusive)
  • Rapid functional decline
  • Pre-op cognitive assessment
  • Rapid cognitive decline
Process
1) Mark as URGENT and FAX Geriatric Medicine Ambulatory Care Referral Form
2) OR PHONE 902-473-2220 “Geriatrician on call”
Non-Urgent
Criteria (not all inclusive)
  • Frail elderly with multiple problems
  • Memory disorders
  • Frail elderly with multiple medications
  • Falls

Process
1) FAX Geriatric Medicine Ambulatory Care Referral Form

 

Geriatric Day Program (GDP)

Urgent Assessment
Criteria
  • Serious functional, mobility, cognitive or health issues that require timely attention

Process
1) FAX GDP and Falls Clinic Referral Form

Semi-Urgent Assessment Process
1) FAX GDP and Falls Clinic Referral Form
Non-Urgent Assessment Process
1) FAX GDP and Falls Clinic Referral Form

 

Palliative and Therapeutic Harmonization (PATH) Clinic

Urgent
Criteria (not all inclusive)
  • Pre-operative decisions that need to be made on a timely basis for urgent medical decision making with severe decline in health status
Process
FAX OR MAIL GACC Referral Form - Palliative and Therapeutic Harmonization (PATH) Clinic
Semi-Urgent Process
FAX OR MAIL GACC Referral Form - Palliative and Therapeutic Harmonization (PATH) Clinic
Non-Urgent Process
FAX OR MAIL GACC Referral Form - Palliative and Therapeutic Harmonization (PATH) Clinic

 

Contact information and forms

Fax 902-473-7133
Mailing address 5955 Veterans’ Memorial Lane
1st Floor Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building
Halifax, NS B3H 2E1
Geriatricians

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Forms
Website

 

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