The Older Adult Assessment Program provides consultation for older patients at least 60 years of age with complex problems. Consistently ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News and World Report, our team performs a complete evaluation for patients, covering all symptoms including:
- memory loss and confusion
- depression and anxiety
- osteoporosis and falls
- medication problems and side effects
- poor appetite and weight loss
- decreased ability to perform daily activities
- concerns about current living situation
How Does the Program Work?
The consultation includes a complete evaluation of the patient’s current health to devise a plan of care. The patient and family meet with our team of professionals - geriatricians and nurses - who provide comprehensive assessments and recommendations to older adults and their families to help manage their condition.
The evaluation has three major parts:
- Medical Assessment: Physical examination and complete health history review, provided by the patient’s family physician.
- Functional Assessment: Memory screening and exploration of the patient’s ability to function independently and the potential for additional services.
- Mental, Emotional and Social Assessment: Examines the patient’s feelings, mood, living situation, level of activity and caregiving issues.
Your geriatric professional will meet with you to discuss the results of all the examinations. Paired with the results will be the geriatrician’s recommendations for a plan of care. The staff will schedule a Family Conference to review and explain the findings of the evaluation. A written summary with the appropriate resources and referrals is given to the patient, family and the primary family physician.
How Does the Program Collaborate With the Primary Care Physician?
Your family physician is the best source of ongoing care. A complete summary of our assessment and recommendations is sent to your primary doctor who will help individualize your plan of care. Your doctor will continue to provide care, but we are available for continued consultation. We can assist with the management of certain problems such as memory loss, depression, difficulty in performing daily activities, and behavioral disturbances resulting from problems.
Does Insurance Cover the Cost?
Medicare and major insurance companies generally cover most of the charges associated with the assessment. We accept Medicare Assignment. You should confirm specific coverage with your insurance carrier.
The Older Adult Assessment Program
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite C, 5th Floor.