Healthy Living (Geriatrics)

Humber River Hospital’s comprehensive senior’s program provides care to patients over the age of 65. We offer services in the hospital through our clinics and services. We also provide support in the community through our Geriatric Outreach Team.

Our goal is to help seniors maintain an optimal level of living in their home, and provide excellent care in the hospital when they need it.

Humber River Hospital is proud to provide a comprehensive program to care for seniors in the hospital and in the community. Our programs and services provide care, help patients care for themselves at home, and help prevent injury and hospital visits.

Our inpatient acute care unit treats patients with acute illness. The unit also focuses on maintaining functional ability.

Our healthy living clinic helps patients going through changes in their physical, mental or functional ability. This could mean:

  • Suffering a fall
  • Impaired mobility
  • Experiencing dementia
  • Experiencing delirium
  • Change in mood
  • Decreased ability for self-care
  • Major changes in support needs
  • Caregiver stress
  • Consideration of institutional placement
  • Safety concerns
  • Sudden increase in use of health care services over the last 6 months

We are also proud to have a strong falls prevention program in place. We also teach seniors in our community how to help prevent falls at home. Patients in this program will:

  • Receive a consultation and physiotherapy assessment to determine needs.
  • Participate in group exercise classes to improve strength, balance and walking ability.
  • Learn about strategies to improve safety at home.
  • Learn about resources in the community that can help.
  • Develop a customized home exercise program.

Resources

Tips to prevent falls

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Medical Director, Seniors Care; Head, Geriatrics
Dr. Andrew Baker

Dr. Andrew Baker

Healthy Living (Geriatrics)

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Dr. Calvin Cheng

Dr. Calvin Cheng

Healthy Living (Geriatrics)

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Dr. Adam Krajewski

Dr. Adam Krajewski

Healthy Living (Geriatrics)

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Dr. Benjamin Lee

Dr. Benjamin Lee

Healthy Living (Geriatrics)

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Dr. Giovanni Marotta

Dr. Giovanni Marotta

Healthy Living (Geriatrics)

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Dr. Judith Seary

Dr. Judith Seary

Healthy Living (Geriatrics)

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