Geriatric emergency management (GEM)

Geriatric emergency management (GEM)

Geriatric emergency management nurses are a key component of the emergency services continuum. They provide vulnerable seniors with access to appropriate services, thus maximizing their functioning capacity, autonomy and quality of life. Geriatric emergency management involves an inter-professional approach that supports comprehensive assessments and the planning and coordination of care addressing the needs of high-risk, vulnerable seniors who require complex medical, functional and social support.
 

Geriatric Emergency Management (GEM) monitoring clinic

Our clinic performs regular and more detailed geriatric assessments for patients seen in the emergency department the previous week due to acute problems. We develop treatment plans that include in-hospital monitoring, together with family physicians and/or other specialized geriatric services. We remain in direct contact with family physicians by faxing consultation notes to the family doctor’s office.

Hours (monitoring clinic)
Thursday, 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Access
Only geriatric emergency management nurses may refer patients to our clinic.