SRGC Comprehensive Geriatric Evaluation
Geriatric disorders are common in physician practices and can be time intensive and difficult to manage. Geriatric patients and their caregivers often need to be engaged in active learning about diagnostic and treatment options. Swope Ridge provides this through specialized diagnostics and management. Our care team is comprised of:
- Board Certified Physicians with specialty in Geriatric Medicine
- Clinical Neuropsychologists
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Certified Nurses
Each patient starts with a comprehensive geriatric evaluation to determine the medical, psychological, and functional capabilities and limitations. Standard elements of this evaluation include: medical history review, cognitive testing, depression screening, gait and balance testing, medication review, vision and hearing screening as well as lab studies. After the assessment, a treatment plan is then developed and shared with the patient and the primary caregiver.
This is not primary practice. We will ensure proper communication with the patient’s primary physician by sending a detailed report of evaluation results with specific treatment recommendations and periodic communications with Swope Ridge Geriatric Center regarding patient status and treatment.
We are fully aware that each patient is a unique individual. Every employee is friendly and knows each patient by name. Initial evaluations take about two hours and follow-up meetings are scheduled as needed.
Most of the services at Swope Ridge are covered by Medicare as well as many insurance plans.