Geriatric Evaluation Management (GEM)
We provide specialised care to older people with chronic or complex conditions relating to ageing, disability and cognitive problems. Our aim is to help patients improve their mobility, balance and function in order to live as independently as possible.
Our services include:
- cognitive and functional assessment
- restorative care assessment
- comprehensive geriatric assessment
- geriatric rehabilitation
- dementia diagnosis and management
- home visits to facilitate discharge planning.
Our healthcare team consists of doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, dietitians, social workers, psychologists and speech pathologists.
The average length of stay for a patient within Geriatric Evaluation Management is 12 days with the aim of achieving optimal independence. It is recommended that patients dress in normal comfortable day attire.
How to access this service
No external referrals are accepted for this service. You can only access this service when you are staying in hospital or if you have been referred by a hospital clinician.
The Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) unit provides slow stream rehabilitation following an admission from the emergency department. Patients can be admitted to Kilcoy Hospital GEM service from other hospitals if they live in the Kilcoy and Caboolture catchment area.
What to bring
- Your Medicare card
- Private health insurance card (if you have one)
- Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
- Current medications (prescription, over the counter and herbal medicine)
- Relevant x-rays, scans or any other test results or reports
- Glasses, hearing and mobility aids
- A dressing gown or cardigan, sleepwear or comfortable day clothes
- Slippers and shoes (low heel, closed-in, non-slip, adjustable and firm fitting around the foot)
- Your toiletries and personal items
- Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney if you have one
- Something to read or do during your stay
- Medical devices required for your care (e.g. CPAP machine)
- Do not bring large amounts of cash or valuables such as jewellery, watches or other items of value to you
Patients are able to have a visit from the family pet. Please ask the nursing staff to make these arrangements.
Location: 12 Kropp Street
KILCOY QLD 4515
Phone: (07) 5422 4411
Need help outside hours?
For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.
In an emergency call 000.