Presentation of One Day Geriatrics (ODG)
One Day Geriatrics (ODG) was created in 2009 and is currently located on the second floor of the St-Michel site, close to the two geriatric units.
The unit welcomes elderly patients with a geriatric profile, aged 75 or more.
The unit is open on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 8am to 5pm.
The ODG provides individual healthcare, so that the patient does not have to break from his/her normal routine, by scheduling all the medical exams and tests he/she requires for the same day.
The healthcare provided to geriatric patients is organised on three axes:
- Diagnosis of pathologies associated with ageing (difficulties in walking, falls, cognitive disorders, malnutrition psychosocial issues...)
- Treatment: transfusions, osteoporosis treatment, wound care,…
- Revalidation: since November 2018, a fall prevention group is held every Friday, from 10.30am to noon. Healthcare recipients can join the group at any time.
An occupational therapist and a physiotherapist offer medical services that include assessment, rehabilitation and/or preservation of motor skills. They focus their work on balance and walking, muscular strengthening, work on transfers, the implementation and use of technical aids, adaptations of the home environment... Health education in various topics relating to fall prevention are offered.
A multidisciplinary team:
A multidisciplinary team works closely together so that elderly patients receive specific and comprehensive healthcare based on multiple factors, including medical, social, psychological and mental dimensions.
The team includes nurses, neuropsychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, dieticians, speech therapists, social workers and geriatrists.
Click on this link to open the web page of the One Day Geriatrics.
The leaflet of the One Day Geriatrics is available in French (click here) or in Dutch (click here).