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Acute Geriatric Evaluation Service (AGES)

AGES

Providing Clinical Support to Residential Aged Care Facilities

The Acute Geriatric Evaluation Service are a team of health professionals specifically specialising in AGED Care, the AGES team consists of

  • Geriatrician
  • Registrar Advanced Trainee
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Navigators

The Acute Geriatric Evaluation Service focuses on five main components:

  1. Telephone triage service: providing advice and triaging of RACF residents before a hospital admission is required (in concert with the GP)
  2. Working with GPs: promoting cross sector exchange of information, as well as education about the AGES–Nurse Navigator model of care
  3. Tele-Health consultations: to provide virtual assessment and reviews e.g. via portable IT device
  4. Rapid Assessment Team (Mon-Friday 0800-1800 hours): Mobile assessment, care and treatment in the RACF by the AGES team
  5. Advocacy, education, training and support to RACF staff

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This service is in part supported by funding from the Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN.

Contact AGES

P: 07 4616 6671
F: 07 4616 5579
DDHHS-AGES@health.qld.gov.au


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Last updated: 28 February 2020