'Geriatric flying squad' takes flight
A multidisciplinary mobile team is improving the quality of life for older people living in the community, reports Darragh O Keeffe.
It may be just 16 months in operation but a multidisciplinary 'geriatric flying squad' has already made a world of difference to the lives of elderly people living in the community. The team, which brings together gerontology, nursing, social work, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and psychology, aims to provide assessment and case management, improve quality of life, maintain function and prevent hospitalisation - particularly emergency department visits. The team is based in the out-patient's department of Uniting Care's War Memorial Hospital in Waverley, NSW, and can access the...
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