Healthy Living (Geriatrics)
Humber River Healths Healthy Living Clinic provides care for seniors to help them age in place. Our goal is to help seniors obtain the best level of functioning possible while continuing to live at home, to help prevent injuries and hospital visits.
Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals can complete a review of medical and cognitive health issues for people over the age of 65.
Our team of experienced healthcare professionals is committed to providing dignified care for seniors in our community. We provide care for patients over the age of 65 years that have been referred for a variety of geriatric concerns such as:
- Recent changes in physical, mental or functional abilities; falls, impaired mobility, dementia, delirium, change in mood, decreased ability for self-care;
- Major changes in support needs, caregiver stress, institutional placement being considered; and
- Safety concerns – physical, psychological, social, and environmental; or a sudden increase in the use of health care services over the last 6 months.
Our team consists of the following members:
- Clerical associates
- Registered Nurses
- Registered Dieticians
- Social Workers
- Physiotherapists and Physiotherapist Assistants
Common concerns among seniors and their families are preventing falls and caring for seniors after they have fallen to ensure the best recovery outcomes possible. Two of our popular clinics are the Bone Health Clinic and Fall Prevention Clinic.
Our Bone Health Clinic ensures that patients with post-hip fractures receive a bone health assessment and intervention for the best healing outcome possible.
Our Fall Prevention Clinic is designed to improve senior safety. During this program, patients will receive a consultation with a geriatrician, a falls assessment by a physiotherapist, a group exercise program and a home exercise program.
- Increase access to specialized geriatric care for our surrounding community
- Provide a variety of senior-friendly programs to enhance the health and quality of life of our geriatric population
- The team recommends the most appropriate preventative care options to help our geriatric population stay healthy by reviewing medications, age-appropriate medical screenings, and includes lifestyle changes that are tailored to each individual’s needs.
What to Expect
- To prepare for the visit please arrive 15 minutes early and ensure the patient brings the following:
- A valid OHIP card
- A current list of medications or actual medications
- Lab and diagnostic results that your other doctors have given you
- A trusted family member or friend to accompany you for your visit
- If you need an interpreter, please let us know in advance to arrange for an interpreter
- First time visits are approximately 1 hour long
- Follow up visits are approximately 30 minutes long