For all older people living in residential care to have access to the best holistic specialist care, provided in a timely, considered and compassionate way
To optimise the health and quality of life of older people
To provide compassionate and comprehensive specialist advice to people living in residential care
To support general practitioners in caring for older people
What is a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)?
A CGA is a thorough assessment by a consultant geriatrician of an older person. We consider a person's life story, health needs, current function and preferences in our consultation. We work with GPs and make recommendations to optimise the health, function and quality of life of older people.
Areas of Expertise
Older people with complex health needs
Dementia and memory concerns
Falls and bone health
How to arrange a CGA
Aria Health geriatricians visit older people at their residential care home. To organise an assessment, please ask your GP to send a referral to 03 9086 4168
CGAs for people living in residential care are bulk-billed.
Aria Health geriatricians assess older people in outpatient clinic suites.
Dr Sanka Amadoru and Dr Jo Mitropoulos work in Viewbank fortnightly.
Dr Christine Mandrawa works in Ivanhoe monthly.
Dr Jesse Zanker works in Echuca, Moama, Gisborne, Daylesford, Trentham and Woodend.
If you would like an outpatient clinic appointment, please ask your GP to send a referral to 03 9086 4168 and our reception staff will contact you to organise an appointment.
There may be a small out of pocket fee for assessments at consulting rooms which our reception staff will discuss with you.