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Geriatric Medicine

Triage criteria and referral process for physicians
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Geriatric Day Hospital (GDH) Program
  • Palliative and Therapeutic Harmonization (PATH) Clinic

Geriatric Medicine

Triage category Examples
(not all inclusive)
Process
Geriatric Medicine
Urgent
  • Rapid functional decline
  • Pre-op cognitive assessment
  • Rapid cognitive decline
MARK AS URGENT AND FAX Geriatric Medicine Ambulatory Care Referral Form
OR
PHONE 902-473-2220 “Geriatrician on call”
Geriatric Medicine
Non-Urgent
  • Frail elderly with multiple problems
  • Memory disorders
  • Frail elderly with multiple medications
  • Falls
FAX OR MAIL
Geriatric Medicine Ambulatory Care Referral Form

 

Geriatric Day Hospital (GDH) Program

Triage category Examples
(not all inclusive)
Process
Geriatric Day Hospital (GDH) Urgent Assessment
  • Serious functional, mobility, cognitive or health issues that require timely attention
FAX
GDH and Falls Clinic Referral Form
Geriatric Day Hospital (GDH) Semi-Urgent Assessment   FAX
GDH and Falls Clinic Referral Form
Geriatric Day Hospital (GDH)
Non-Urgent Assessment
  FAX
GDH and Falls Clinic Referral Form

 

Palliative and Therapeutic Harmonization (PATH) Clinic

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

 

Contact information

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

View list of physicians

   
Forms
Additional websites

 

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