All patients will receive a comprehensive geriatric assessment in order to determine rehabilitative goals. Based on individual needs, patients will participate in rehabilitation with the interdisciplinary team 2-3 times per week for an approximate duration of 4-8 weeks. Geriatric rehabilitative interventions are delivered by a specialized interdisciplinary team to address geriatric syndromes and functional decline using a holistic approach. Moderate to high intensity intervention is provided and progression is based on the patient goals. Services are provided individually or in groups and are scheduled according to the patient’s therapeutic needs in order to minimize appointment burden.
Frail to Fit Falls Prevention Program
A multi-component group based falls prevention program developed according to best practices in falls prevention and led by the geriatric outpatient rehabilitation service. Classes are led by the interdisciplinary team which may include a Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Reactivation Worker and Care of the Elderly Physician. The program runs for 12 weeks and consists of a 1 hour exercise component followed by a 30 minute educational component twice weekly.
- Older adults, 65 years of age or over, whose health and independence are at risk due to recent functional decline or impairment, falls or increased risk of falls, activity limitations, or de-conditioning as a result of an acute or sub-acute health condition, pain, injury, hospitalization or surgical procedure.
- Patient has been identified as having restorative potential:
- The patient’s condition is likely to undergo functional improvement and benefit from interdisciplinary rehabilitative care or s/he requires rehabilitative care to prevent functional decline.
- The patient is able, and willing to participate in and benefit from rehabilitative care; and
- The patient has identified goals that are specific, measurable, realistic and timely.
- Patients must be medically stable
- Patients must be living in the community (not long term care)
How To Refer
- Physicians and Nurse Practitioners from hospital or community can refer using the NESGC Coordinated Access Referral form (embed?)
Our team includes:
- Occupational Therapist
- Speech Language Pathologist
- Social Worker
- Reactivation Worker
- Nurse Practitioner
- Care of the Elderly Physician/Geriatrician
Where do I go for my appointment?
Sudbury Outpatient Centre
Main Floor, Room 143
865 Regent Street, South