Our programs include:
GEM Day Program
Clients come to the 7th floor of SCH twice a week from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for approximately 4 – 6 weeks. While in the program clients see many members of the interdisciplinary team for assessment and treatment. Clients also participate in therapy and group sessions.
Clients from Saskatoon Health Region, and throughout the province, are seen by the interdisciplinary team including geriatric physicians. This clinic is a full half day, clients are assessed and the results shared at a family conference which concludes the appointment.
Geriatric Assessment nurses provide assessment to all new outpatient referrals in their home setting or by telephone. The nurses may consult with other team members (including nurse practitioners) and refer clients to the GEM program or Outpatient clinic as required.
Inreach Consultation Services
Geriatric Assessment nurses, nurse practitioners and geriatric physicians provide consultation to inpatients who are admitted to any of the three Saskatoon Hospitals. Assessment and treatment options including admission to GEM Day Program, clinics or GRU may be suggested.
20 bed Geriatric Re-Enablement Unit (at Parkridge Centre)
Clients participate in an active rehabilitation program that includes assessment and treatment by the interdisciplinary team. Independence is encouraged to reach individualized treatment goals. Treatment occurs in individual and group sessions.
Seniors Mental Health Partnership
This service includes a psychiatrist who consults for the various components of the program. Community based nurses assess and follow a caseload in the community and see new clients in the hospitals. These nurses also offer an anxiety management group for older clients.