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Outreach Clinics :

The concept of outreach clinic is simple- if there is a place where there is a substantial elderly population – a senior retirement community or a housing colony or a residential apartment complex where there is a need for regular geriatric intervention, then it is economical as well as more efficient for our department to conduct clinics at the respective location on a regular basis.

The department conducts a preliminary survey at each location to assess the need of the population for such services. The decision to conduct outreach clinics is based on the analysis of this survey. Some of the unique problems that we think we can help you with are :

  • Fall, fear of fall
  • Immobility, arthritis and pain
  • Incontinence of bladder
  • Sleep disorders
  • Memory Impairment

If you live in a community where you think our services are needed, please contact us through email or phone.

Home Care Visits :

For elderly who can’t access hospital healthcare due to various reasons, the department of geriatric services has developed a program through which the geriatric team will visit them at home. Though there are no definite criteria for who can utilize this facility, we would recommend this service to elderly who are:

  • Bed bound and totally or partially immobilized
  • Living alone and finding it difficult to come to the hospital
  • Frail elderly
  • Post stroke/surgery/trauma and needs rehabilitation and care
  • Demented
  • Need end of life care

The services we are currently offering for home care are :

  • Medical management of the disease
  • Nursing care- Catheter change, wound dressing, bed sore management
  • Physical rehabilitation- post stroke, surgery or major illness
  • Home-lab service

Once we receive an enquiry from you about the home care, a member from the geriatric team would be contacting you. A preliminary enquiry on the status of the patient and the need for homecare would be done-either over the phone or face to face interview with the caregiver. Once this is done and the patient is found be to be eligible for homecare service, the team will visit the patient at home within 2-3 days. A comprehensive assessment would be made on the day of the visit and then a care plan would be formulated based on the need. The team members would then visit the patient on a regular basis. We are currently offering our services on a 2 week package basis.

Contact us at 0422 - 4305216, 0422 - 4305622 for further details.