When will I receive the results of the geriatric consultation?
After reviewing the medical history, completing the physical exam, assessment and testing, the geriatrician will meet with you (and your family/caregivers with your permission) to review consultation findings, goals of care, plan of treatment, and recommendations.
Recommendations may include suggestions for managing medical or other problems, services to assist you and your caregivers in the home setting, and information regarding programs, interventions, and available resources outside the home. Educational materials will be provided and caregiver counseling and education are available when needed.
The geriatrician will take into consideration your personal values, preferences, and financial implications when making recommendations for medical management and care.