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:
- 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:
- 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