There are a wide range of aged care services provided by RMH. These services are available to patients while in hospital, as an outpatient of the hospital and in the community.
Some of the services provided by the RMH aged care team include:
- Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) - this is rehabilitation that is provided for patients with chronic (long-lasting or persistent) or complex conditions that are associated with ageing, cognitive dysfunction (which can affect thoughts, memories and reasoning) or disability.
- Cognitive Dementia and Memory Service (CDAMS) - specialists in the CDAMS assess and provide advice for people who have thinking and memory problems.
- Falls and balance - Our team of health professionals has expertise in balance and mobility problems for older people.
- Chronic wound care - this service is provided for people who have wounds that are not healing as expected. Generally this means someone who has had a wound for more than 28 days.
Who can use our services
There are no specific age limits to these services as a young patient who is very unwell may need some aged care services and some older patients who are quite well may not need any of these services.
How to access this service
Hospital staff may discuss your eligibility for this service during your visit. Your GP will fax your referral to the hospital.
Once we receive the referral, we will contact you.
If there is a waiting list, we will advise you what to do.
|Chronic Wound Service Outreach||Royal Park Campus||Clinical Centre Reception, Building 17||THU|
|Cognitive Dementia and Memory Service (CDAMS)||Royal Park Campus||Clinical Centre Reception, Building 17||MON, TUE, FRI|
|Continence Service||Royal Park Campus||Clinical Centre Reception, Building 17||MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI|
|Pain Management Service - Aged||Royal Park Campus||Clinical Centre Reception, Building 17||TUE|
What to bring
Every time you come to hospital
Every time you come to hospital for a test, day procedure, surgery or treatment, you should bring:
- Medicare card
- Health Care card (if you have one)
- Concession card (if you have one)
- Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
- Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription
- X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results you have which are related to your procedure
- Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
- Aids (glasses, hearing aid, walking frame)
For a clinic appointment
If you come for a clinic appointment, you should also bring:
- Your letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- Your appointment book
In a medical emergency, call 000. If you are feeling unwell, see your local GP or go to your local hospital Emergency department for help.