What is a Geriatrician?
A geriatrician is a specialist medical doctor who has expertise in the health and care needs of older people. A geriatrician undertakes a consultation called a "Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment” (CGA). We offer holistic and compassionate consultations for older people in clinics and residential care facilities in parts of Melbourne and rural Victoria.
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 has clinics in Heidelberg, Malvern, Gisborne, New Gisborne, Broadford and Echuca. We visit residential care locations across Melbourne and rural Victoria.
Standard initial and review assessments for people living in residential care are bulk-billed (no out of pocket cost to the patient).
To organise an appointment please ask your GP to send a referral to 03 9086 4168 or phone our lovely admin staff on 03 9069 9308 to find out more.