Evaluations, or assessments, by geriatricians and other senior health specialists may be helpful in improving an older adult’s medical, functional or psycho-social conditions.
Seniors who are experiencing memory problems, suffer a complex array of physical problems, or have social situations complicating their health status can benefit from a geriatric assessment. Those who have problems with depression or incontinence are also candidates for an evaluation.
Sometimes, the problems people experience managing their daily activities are of greatest concern. Individuals and their families often seek a geriatric assessment to assist with making difficult decisions about their care.
Inpatient assessments for hospitalized seniors are available at Abington Memorial Hospital. Outpatient assessments—for those living at home or in long term care facilities—are conducted at our Geriatric Assessment Center.