Comprehensive assessments in the older adult’s home or long-term care home are conducted by one or two healthcare professionals in geriatric medicine, nursing, social work, psychiatry, physiotherapy, or occupational therapy. Other health professionals in psychology, pharmacy, recreation therapy, nutrition, and speech language pathology may be involved if needed.
Clinics led by geriatricians, who provide a comprehensive geriatric assessment, care planning, and treatment. They work collaboratively with other healthcare providers, including primary care practitioners, to provide holistic care.
Clinics or programs which are focused on a specific issue, such as mental health (including memory and mood), pain, falls prevention, and care after being hospitalized. Some organizations also provide programs for caregivers.
Geriatric Day hospital programs are recommended for frail older adults, living in the community, who need to improve their functional ability following discharge from hospital or who are at risk of a hospital admission because of complexity. Older adults attend the day hospital once or twice a week until their goals are achieved.