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Riverside Geriatric Assessment Center

Riverside Geriatric Assessment Center

Geriatric Care at the Riverside Geriatric Assessment Center focuses on the needs of patients who are age 50 and older and addresses the multiple problems that occur with aging.

Geriatric Assessment

The Geriatric Assessment begins by interviewing the patient and his/ her family and caregivers. The geriatric specialist then examines the patients medical history as well administering a physical examination. Additional tests to address specific geriatric syndromes may also be needed. When the assessment is completed an individualized treatment plan is developed to suit the patient's needs.

Reasons for a Geriatric Assessment

  • Memory loss
  • Confusion
  • Functional decline
  • Constipation
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Falls
  • Incontinence
  • Pre- and post-operative care
  • Polypharmacy (excessive drugs/ drug interactions)
  • Self-neglect
  • Failure to thrive
  • Future care planning
  • Coordination of medical care from multiple specialists
  • Palliative care

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I already have a doctor. Why do I need a geriatrician?

    A geriatrician consults with your primary care physician to deliver optimum care. You do not need to switch doctors to receive this specialized care.

  2. Who arranges a geriatric consultation?

    There are serveral ways to arrange a consultation. You can schedule it; it can be arranged by a family member or by a caregiver; or you can ask your doctor to make an appointment for you.

  3. How do I schedule and appointment?

    Call 815-933-0007 We are available Monday through Friday. Our office is located at 400 S. Kennedy Drive, Suite 200, in Bradley, Illinois.

  4. Will my insurance cover a geriatric assessment?

    Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, and most carriers cover geriatric assessments (after deductibles are met).

Riverside Geriatric Assessment Center
Riverside Bradley Atrium
400 S. Kennedy Drive
Bradley, IL 60915
(815) 933-0007