Geriatric services - CALHN
The geriatric medicine services for Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) are based at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH).
Hospital based services
Community based services
Community based geriatric services programs for CALHN, covering RAH and TQEH, which include:
- Aged Care Assessment Team
- Community Falls Prevention Service
- Multi-Disciplinary Community Geriatrics Service
- Transition Care Program
Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)
For more information relevant for referrals from Local Health Network (LHN) staff for clients who require an ACAT assessment.
Community Falls Prevention Service
Falls assessment clinics provide multi-disciplinary assessment and management for older people with complex falls related presentations. The geriatrician-lead team consists of an occupational therapist, physiotherapist and nurse.
Please view the CALHN Falls prevention outpatient services web page for more information.
There are two falls clinics within the CALHN region, based at Sefton Park and TQEH.
Multi-Disciplinary Community Geriatrics Service (MCGS)
The MCGS is a small multidisciplinary team covering the CALHN catchment area providing short term comprehensive multidisciplinary assessment, intervention and care planning for complex frail older people with dementia and geriatric syndromes.
Clients accepted to our service generally have a combination of the following scenarios:
- No formal cognitive diagnosis
- Risk to self or others
- Limited or no informal support
- No formal services
- Frequent presenter to the hospital system
- Resistant to support services.
- Failure to attend OPD
- Live alone
- No EPOA or ACD
- Complex social situation
- Falls or reduced mobility
- Suspicion of elder abuse
- Insecure accommodation
CALHN MCGS resources
- MCGS Referrer fact sheet (PDF 111KB)
- MCGS Referral form — electronic version (DOCX 40KB)
- MCGS Referral form — hard copy version (DOCX 31KB)
Transition Care Program
The Transition Care Program (TCP) provides short term (up to 12 weeks) support, either at home or within an aged care residential setting, for older people following hospital discharge. TCP supplies low-intensity therapy and assistance with daily living, with the goal of the older person regaining as much independence as possible.
Assistance may include a combination of:
- occupational therapy
- speech therapy
- social work
- dietary advice.
All TCP's referrals come through Commonwealth Department of Health's My Aged Care program and the South Australian hospital system.
- Phone: (08) 8222 8864
- Fax: 1300 724 900