The goal of the Regional Outpatient Geriatric Medicine Service is to reduce the burden of disability of older adults by detecting and treating reversible conditions, providing optimal patient-centred care, and managing co-existing chronic conditions. Every patient referred will receive a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) completed by a geriatric assessor (GA) and the geriatrician/care of the elderly physician (COE). The CGA guides a multidimensional specialized geriatric team approach that determines a frail older adult’s biomedical, psychosocial, functional, and environmental needs. The team initiates an appropriate treatment and follow-up plan developed with the patient/family/care partner in partnership with primary care, NELHIN Home and Community Care as well as other care partners along the continuum of care.
Services locations can include:
Geriatric Medicine Clinics
- Sudbury: 960 Notre Dame Ave, Sudbury, ON P3A 2T4
- Temiskaming: 240 Shepherdson Rd., New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0
- Cochrane: 200-123 Third Ave, Suite 200, Timmins, ON P4NN 1C6
Regional Outreach Geriatric Medicine Service
Outreach provides geriatric consultation to patients living across the northeast who live more than an hour away from a geriatric medicine clinic. Current communities serviced include: North Bay, Elliot Lake, Parry Sound, Hearst, Kapuskasing, Cochrane, Chapleau, Gogama, Moosonee, Moose Factory, Fort Albany and surrounding areas. A Geriatric Assessor and/or SGS physician travels to these communities 9 times per year to provide geriatric medicine consultation.
Geriatric Medicine Home Visits
The interdisciplinary team provides comprehensive geriatric assessment and treatment in the patient’s home, consultations via OT and consultations in long term care
How To Refer
Referrals must be sent by a physician or nurse practitioner.
- Referrals are best initiated by primary care providers to ensure a collaborative approach to care.
- When the above is not possible, referrals can be initiated by hospital, emergency department and walk-in clinics.
Our team includes:
- Care of the Elderly Physician
- Nurse Practitioner
- Geriatric Nurse Clinician
- Occupational Therapist
- Social Worker
- NELHIN Home and Community Care Geriatric Complex Care Coordinator
For patients and caregivers in preparation of your visit
Where do I go for my appointment?
Each patient will attend appointments in the region where they live or via OTN.
Should I bring someone with me?
It is helpful if you are accompanied by a family member or friend who you trust and who is aware of your health concerns.
What should I bring with me?
- Your health card
- All medications (in the bottles) and your dosette or blister pack if you are using one
- All vitamins, herbal medications or over the counter (non-prescription) medications
How long can I expect my appointment to take?
Your first visit can take up to three hours. Subsequent visits are approximately an hour and a half.