Care of the Elderly Practice

A candidate for this program will be a physician with a demonstrated interest and some clinical experience in care of the elderly. Through the educational experiences offered, candidates will further their knowledge of the aging process and the assessment and management of clinical problems so that they may provide:

  • A resource base for geriatric care in their communities
  • Support to outreach models in their communities
  • Consultation services in community hospitals as a liaison with consultant geriatricians in larger centres
  • Involvement at an advisory level to Home Care Programs, long-term care facilities, and governing agencies
  • Institutional care as Medical Director, advisory physician, attending physician long-term care or related settings
  • Palliative care services in community and institutional settings
  • Educational initiatives for other physicians and health care workers in the community or institutions
  • A service and educational resource in an academic Department of Family Medicine