The community North York General Hospital serves has one of the highest percentages of older adults in the country. Our Specialized Geriatric Outpatient Services helps older adults maintain their sense of dignity and independence through improved health and quality of life.
Watch our six-video series Seniors' Care at NYGH.
Geriatric Outreach Services
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) is an in-home assessment conducted by allied health professionals who provide recommendations and work collaboratively with health care providers to facilitate service navigation, linkages and referrals to community partners.
Funding is provided by the Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto and a common referral form is used. Some sites require the referral form to be completed by a medical professional.
Working in partnership
The professionals in our geriatric clinics work closely with services available in our community. We assist families to access the care they need for their loved one, whether within the hospital or in the community. We work in partnership with regional networks including the Central Local Health Integration Network family physicians, health professionals, home support services, multicultural organizations and others dedicated to the health and well-being of seniors. We are part of the Regional Geriatric Program of Metropolitan Toronto, an umbrella organization that plans and coordinates specialized geriatric services.
Read the brochure Resources for Senior Care describing the services and clinics provided by our Specialized Geriatric Services.
All services require a doctor's referral. Persons assessed through our specialized services may be referred to services at the NYGH Minor Surgical Procedures and Elder Care Centre or the General site.
Access the Specialized Geriatric Services Referral Form.