Contact Information
Office Phone 519-646-6100 ext 44028
Fax 519-685-4020
E-Mail sgs@sjhc.london.on.ca
Website www.sjhc.london.on.ca/specializedgeriatrics
Primary Contact Mary Rooke, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 519-685-4292 ext 44028
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Specialized care of older persons * evaluation and treating of functional, medical, and psycho-social aspects of illness and disability

Consultation, education, community development and evaluation of services * linked to older adults evaluation teams in ten counties by the Southwestern Ontario Geriatric Assessment Network

DriveABLE Driving Assessment Program - Comprehensive evaluation of driving competence for all ages

Geriatric Ambulatory Clinics - Consultative outpatient services and specialty clinics

Geriatric Rehabilitation Day Hospital - Hospital-based outpatient day program for frail older adults * offers nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and social work services to help patients be healthy, independent, and maintain their quality of life * program collaborates with community services to ensure the right supports are in place for frail seniors at home

Geriatric Rehabilitation Unit - 30-bed hospital inpatient rehabilitation program for older adults with multiple, complex health problems * goal is to promote patient's health, functional independence, and quality of life * services provided by doctors, nurse practitioner, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapy/occupational therapy assistants, therapeutic recreation specialists, speech language pathologists, audiologists, dietitians, and social workers

Inpatient - Inpatient clinical consultation, assessment, treatment, education, research and evaluation

Outreach - Peer support groups, education, and training for family members, service providers, and caregivers * sessions may include information such as advanced directives and safety issues

Physical Maintenance Program - Half-day program aimed at maintaining the client's physical function and mobility conducted by a rehabilitation trainer and a therapeutic recreation specialist with the assistance of volunteers

Regional Geriatric Program - Assessment of frail older adults in homes, hospitals, and long-term care homes * outreach team provides recommendations to care providers, families, and patients

Services and Programs:
  • Geriatric Mental Health Clinic
  • Parkinson's Community Exercise Group
  • Parkinson's Education Program
  • Third Age Outreach
Hours Intake: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Areas Served London
Boundaries London and area
Eligibility Ages: 65 year(s) and up 
 
Adults 65 and older, and people with disabilities, who need physical, social, or emotional supports
Application Referrals may be initiated by health care providers, older adults, or family members/informal caregivers * referrals by a doctor must be made through the centralized intake and triage
Languages English
Fees some transportation costs
Agency Information
Established 1894
Primary Executive Elizabeth McCarthy, Director; Phone: 519-685-4292 ext 42412; Email: elizabeth.mccarthy@sjhc.london.on.ca
Funding Provincial - OHIP ; Provincial - SWLHIN
Site Information
Site Location London (South)
Located In Community London
Address & Map
550 Wellington Rd
London, ON N6C 0A7
Intersection Wellington Rd and Commissioners Rd E
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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