Geriatric Program

COVID-19 Planning: The Provincial Geriatric Program is committed to support the continued delivery of care to older adults on PEI. We continue to work with partners across the health care system to respond to urgent needs in a timely manner. Should you require assistance, please call the Program office at 902-432-2860.

If you are an older adult with complex health needs, you may be referred by your family doctor for a geriatric assessment. The Geriatric Program’s interdisciplinary team provides specialized care and support to families that can help address health issues affecting the frail elderly.

Do I need a geriatric assessment?

You may benefit from an individualized geriatric assessment if you are experiencing difficulties with: 

  • memory,
  • depression,
  • mobility and gait,
  • daily care (bathing, grooming, or cooking), or
  • medication management.

How will I get a geriatric assessment?

Once you are referred by your family doctor, a geriatric assessment can be provided to you in the setting most appropriate to your needs – at home; in a long-term care, community care, or acute care facility; or at the Provincial Geriatric Program office. 

Who is part of the geriatric team?

The geriatric team includes:

  • geriatricians,
  • a nurse practitioner,
  • a geriatric nurse specialist, and
  • an administrative support.

Who do I contact about geriatric care?

Provincial Geriatric Program
243 Heather Moyse Drive
Summerside, PE   C1N 5R1

Telephone:  (902) 432-2860
Fax:  (902) 432-2859

 

Published date: 
June 9, 2020
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