12 JUNE 2018

Geriatric assessment service availability descended

Data of 2017 geriatric assessments have been published in database.

In 2017, the service was provided by four hospitals. During last six years, the number of geriatric assessment service providers declined by almost three times. Therefore the service availability descended and the number of geriatric assessments decreased by 15% compared to 2016 (553 to 468).

Geriatric assessment refers to evaluating the overall health, functional and social condition of grown up individuals with multiple coping disorders together with implementing a tailored service plan by a team of specialists consisting of a physician (specially trained to provide help for geriatric patients), nurse, social worker and other specialists (if required). Persons are assessed on a regular evaluating basis (i.e. persons assessed several times in a given year are evaluated on multiple occasions).