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Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

 

 

What is a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment?

Dr Elena Mucci is a Consultant Physician and Geriatrician with a specialist interest in comprehensive geriatric assessment.

She offers an outpatient and inpatient consultative service that provides a comprehensive assessment of older persons who have medical, psychological, cognitive or social problems impeding function or threatening independent living.

Dr Mucci works with the patient and family, the patient’s GP, and other care providers in the evaluation to identify and coordinate resources that will optimize the patient’s and family’s living situation.

 

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  • Clear, inclusive pricing
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What happens at a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment ?

For many older adults, the first step to finding the right care is a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA), which is a practical means of viewing the “whole patient”.

A thorough evaluation by a Consultant Geriatrician, using various screening tools, can reveal the reasons for many conditions. These include depression, memory loss, behaviour problems, frequent falls, dizzy spells, side effects from medicines, unexplained symptoms and other difficulties.

A full geriatric assessment, which takes approximately 60-90 minutes, includes:

– Gathering personal and family medical history

– A full physical exam

– Tests and screenings to evaluate physical, emotional and mental status

– A review of all drugs and supplements being taken

Geriatric assessment paves the way for problem solving. Once we understand what is causing the patient’s behavioural, emotional or physical difficulties, we can chart the best solutions.

The outcomes of CGA will be different for every patient but the most common ones are:

1. New diagnosis and multidimensional management plan, which will involve ongoing input from the GP, likely to involve community physiotherapists, OT, dieticians, community Matrons and of course the family.

2. Review of medicines: recommendations to stop or start new medicines

3. Biochemical or radiological tests to improve diagnostic accuracy

4. Recommendations on long-term care planning

If you would like to book a consultation for The Memory Clinic, please call Dr Mucci’s Medical secretary on 07786 545738 or complete an enquiry form

 

Find a consultant at Sussex Premier Health

Dr Elena Mucci

Consultant Physician and Geriatrician

Consultation:

£450 for a 60-minute session

£250 for a 30-minute session

Home Visits:

£500 in the Hastings area

£600 in Bexhill

£800 in Eastbourne

Note: For locations outside these areas, the price will be determined based on the distance travelled.

We understand the importance of timely appointments. The current NHS waiting times are up to 24 months and we strive to offer appointments within 4-6 weeks from referral.

The cost of The Memory Clinic is payable on the day of your consultation.

For many older adults, the first step to finding the right care is a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA), which is a practical means of viewing the “whole patient”.

A thorough evaluation by a Consultant Geriatrician, using various screening tools, can reveal the reasons for many conditions. These include depression, memory loss, behaviour problems, frequent falls, dizzy spells, side effects from medicines, unexplained symptoms and other difficulties.

A full geriatric assessment, which takes approximately 60-90 minutes, includes:

– Gathering personal and family medical history

– A full physical exam

– Tests and screenings to evaluate physical, emotional and mental status

– A review of all drugs and supplements being taken

The outcomes of CGA will be different for every patient but the most common ones are:

1. New diagnosis and multidimensional management plan, which will involve ongoing input from the GP, likely to involve community physiotherapists, OT, dieticians, community Matrons and of course the family.

2. Review of medicines: recommendations to stop or start new medicines

3. Biochemical or radiological tests to improve diagnostic accuracy

4. Recommendations on long-term care planning

Many older patients who need to see a specialist are unable to do so because they cannot leave their homes. For housebound older adults, or those living in Residential or Nursing Homes, Consultant Geriatrician can bring the care they require right into their home.

A home-based assessment also allows an evaluation of the physical environment to identify risk factors (falls) and equipment needs, review of medicines and observe contact with family members.

A GP referral letter, with summary of all medical problems and latest investigations is necessary prior to the visit. The service includes a comprehensive geriatric assessment and subsequent follow-up visits by Dr Mucci if required.

If admission to hospital is necessary for investigations, treatments or procedures, this can be organised on the same or next day through Sussex Premier Health, St Leonards-on-Sea. The same Consultant will continue the care in the hospital to ensure continuity of care.

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