The GAIN Geriatric Clinic provides comprehensive assessment for frail seniors in the area. It is a collaboration between The Scarborough Hospital, Rouge Valley Centenary, Lakeridge Health and Peterborough Regional Health Centre, as well as the Community Care Access Centre and the Central East Local Health Integration Network.
The clinic will accept referrals for patients generally aged 75 and older, who:
The team works collaboratively with the Geriatric Emergency Management (GEM) Nurse and with other professions within the ED to identify appropriate clients.
The GAIN Geriatric Clinic will see high risk seniors (aged 75+ years) from the Emergency Department and will accept community referrals from Family Physicians and Nurse Practitioners to assess, treat, and discharge home safely non-acute, stable seniors straight from the Emergency department avoiding a hospital admission. Additional home supports will be provided to ensure that the patient can remain at home until his/her next appointment.
Patients will be asked to bring any walking aids, eye glasses, hearing aids and ALL medications including over the counter products (all containers, bottles, eye drops, creams) to the clinic on the day of their appointment.
Referrals to the GAIN Geriatric Clinic must be signed by a Physician or Nurse Practitioner (NP/MD).
Completed referral forms can be faxed directly to The Scarborough Hospital’s clinic at 416-289-2961.
Patients will be contacted directly by the Clinic Clerk to book an appointment or will be given an appointment by the Emergency Department or the unit team when being discharged.
If necessary the clinic may need to contact family members, with patient’s consent, for more information.
A summary of recommendations will be sent to the referring Primary Care Provider or Specialist following the clinic visit.
The Central East Local Health Integration Network (CE LHIN) is committed to the expansion of Specialized Geriatric Services.
To be seen in the GAIN Geriatric Clinic, clients must:
Monday to Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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If you have any questions, please contact us at:
The Scarborough Hospital
3050 Lawrence Avenue East