A Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment is designed to complement the care provided by the primary care physician. Assessments are frequently requested for concerns about general frailty, polypharmacy, and other common geriatric conditions, including falls, pain, and so-called "failure to thrive." We conduct the evaluation where the person lives, be it a house, apartment, assisted living center, nursing home, or other care facility, to make the patient feel as comfortable as possible and to see the patient’s care environment. We believe this is the best place to incorporate the entire spectrum of biomedical, psychosocial, and functional health needs.
When conducted by GCS, a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment includes the following:
Based on the evaluation, a written report to the primary care physician provides recommendations that may be incorporated into the patient's ongoing plan of care. A plan for periodic follow-ups with the geriatrics consultant may be suggested.
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