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Geriatric Consultations

Referrals

Refer via HealthLink: Consult to Gerontology

 

Questions

(608) 263-7740

 

Locations

East Clinic

University Station Clinic

At UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin, geriatric consultations are a convenient, efficient way for referring physicians to set up evaluations of their older patients and determine if UW Health specialty clinic care is warranted.

Geriatric Consultations

Geriatric consultations are comprised of three clinics:
Referrals are reviewed by our specialty triage registred nurse, who calls the patient to review health history. Our geriatric team assesses each patient and develops recommendations for the patient's care and follow-up.

UW Health Geriatric consultations: woman talking to physicianPatient benefits from geriatric consultations:
  • Improved functional status
  • Decreased chance of admission to hospital, nursing home or other care facility
  • Decreased fall risk
  • Reduced adverse effects of medications
  • Improved quality-of-life
  • Enhanced care management with primary care team
Geriatric Assessment Clinic (GAC)

The Geriatric Assessment Clinic is for our older adults who may be at risk for losing independence, typically over the age of 75, with complicated health profiles that may include:
  • Decline in functional status and/or declined capacity for self-care, including falls
  • Early or progressive memory difficulty
  • Complicated medication management, including history of adverse drug reactions
  • Late-life depression, anxiety, sleep issues and other psychiatric difficulties
Memory Assessment Clinic

The Memory Assessment Clinic is for patients typically over the age of 65. Patients who would benefit are those with any of the following concerns:
  • Memory loss, impaired problem-solving and associated behavior problems
  • Atypical features of dementia
  • Evidence for declining functional status related to cognitive issues
  • Cognitive changes that may be related to medications
Mobility and Falls Clinic

The Mobility and Falls Clinic is for our older adults typically over the age of 75 who are experiencing:
  • Recurrent falls with or without physical injury
  • Fear of falling with functional consequences
  • Declining mobility and function