Vining Geriatric

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What is a Geriatric Consultant?


I have the experience to work with families and older adults to ensure all needs are met in a caring manner. The individual's independence is encouraged, while safety, security and health care issues are addressed.


As a Geriatric Care Consultant I begin by visiting with the client and/or family. I will conduct a care plan assessment to identify problems so that solutions can be proposed, discussed and implemented.


The Geriatric Care Consultant conducts a thorough assessment of the following areas to determine the appropriate care plan:


  • Medical and physical needs
  • Arrange for medical equipment in the home
  • Nutrition assessment
  • Home Safety assessment
  • Fall Risk assessment
  • Family assessment
  • Examination of ADLs and IADLs (ability to bath, dress, feed self, shop, etc.)
  • Advocacy to obtain needed services
  • Financial and legal status
  • Act as a liaison to families by overseeing care, and quickly alerting families to problems
  • Meet with hospital discharge planners
  • Assist with moving an older person to or from a retirement complex, assisted care home, or nursing home

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