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
  • Geriatricians

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

Acute pain service

This service is a specialized inter-professional team that provides evidence-based pain and symptom management to post-operative inpatients. The team collaborates with surgical services to maximize patient’s comfort, satisfaction and recovery.

Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD) machine

Medical Imaging BMD is the use of x-rays to measure bone mineral density.

Computed Tomography (CT) scans

Medical Imaging CT scanners use x-rays to produce 2D or 3D images of parts of your body. Our new machines are bariatric-friendly and are quieter than standard units.

Critical Care Response Team

Our CCRT helps enhance patient safety by increasing access to critical care across the hospital. Comprised of specially trained physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists, the CCRT exports the skills of the ICU to empower healthcare professionals to act when they feel that a patient has the potential to become critically ill.

General radiography

Medical Imaging General radiography includes radiography and fluoroscopy. Radiography is the use of x-rays to acquire 2D images of the body. Fluoroscopy is the use of x-rays for real-time visualization of body structures.

Geriatric Outreach Team

Laboratory medicine

Humber River Health’s laboratory provides service throughout the hospital.

Laboratory services

Laboratory services assists every department in the hospital. Our dedicated team, equipped with state-of-the-art equipment assists health providers to diagnose diseases in blood, tissues and fluids. Our laboratory staff work collaboratively throughout our hospital to ensure timely and accurate results and diagnosis.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Medical Imaging An MRI a strong magnetic field to generate images of your body. It takes pictures of parts of the body that don’t show up well in x-rays, CT scans or ultrasounds. Our MRI units are bariatric-friendly and quieter than most machines.

Nuclear medicine

Nuclear medicine takes images of many parts of the body, including the lungs, heart and skeletal system.

Psychogeriatric outreach team

This team is composed of nurses with expertise in psychogeriatrics, along with a psychogeriatrician. Together, they provide assessment, treatment and short-term follow-up for residents over 65 years old.


Medical Imaging An ultrasound uses high-frequency waves to take images of the inside of your body.