The Geriatric Assessment Program offers tests that can show why many conditions are affecting an older adult. A geriatric assessment will test for depression, memory loss, behavior problems, frequent falls, dizzy spells, side effects from medicines and unexplained symptoms.
Geriatric assessment includes:
- Gathering information to understand personal and family medical history
- A full physical exam
- Tests and screenings to evaluate physical, emotional and mental status
- A review of all prescription and over-the-counter drugs and supplements being taken
- A questionnaire for family members to help identify problems and solutions
Geriatric assessment paves the way for problem-solving. Once we understand what is causing the patient’s behavioral, emotional or physical difficulties, we can chart solutions. Our providers will speak with your primary care physician regularly to achieve the best results.