Call the Centre direct on: 02 9462 9333.
Clinic referrals and ACAT referrals.
For home visits from the Aged Care Rapid Response Team (ARRT) for unwell older people at risk of hospitalisation, call
0408 546 907 (for patients in the Willoughby, North Sydney, Mosman and Lane Cove Local Government Areas) or
0409 460 419 (for patients in the Ryde and Hunters Hill Local Government Areas)
from 0830-1630 Monday to Friday (public holidays excluded)
For Mental Health referrals call 1800 011 511
Falls clinic: Assessment and prevention of accidental falls in older people
Memory clinic: Diagnosis and management of conditions such as Mild Cognitive Impairment, mild Alzheimer's dementia and other types of cognitive impairment
General Geriatrics clinic: Assessment and management of syndromes such as physical frailty, use of multiple medications, multiple complex medical problems
Psychogeriatrics clinic: Assessment and management of mental health issues in older people
The Aged Care Rapid Response Team (ARRT)
Home-based assessment and management of conditions in frail older people that might otherwise require Emergency Department care
Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)
Federal government assessment and approval of home-based services or residential care, both respite and permanent
In-hospital care for older patients with aged care syndromes such as falls, delirium or complex medical issues
To maximise the medical care of patients admitted under Orthopaedics with minimal trauma fractures
The Specialist Mental Health Service for Older People (SMHSOP) team provides assessment and management of mental health conditions in older people
Community Allied Health
Occupational therapy: functional assessments and home modifications
Social Work: arranging services to maintain function at home
Physiotherapy: balance, gait and strength training
Dietetics: maintaining nutrition in frail older people and their carers
Speech Pathology: assessment and management of speech and swallowing problems
Psychology: cognitive and behavioural assessment and management
The Penney Ageing Research Unit is closely linked with Aged Care services at Royal North Shore Hospital and the Kolling Institute of Medical Research, and incorporates scientific and clinical staff. Most of our research aims to optimise quality of life in old age by understanding how medicines, individually and in combinations, affect older people. We focus on prevention and management of frailty, falls, dementia and delirium.
My Aged Care Federal government website providing extensive resources and searchable indexes of local aged care services.
Article from the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine describing the role of a Geriatrician.
Position statements on important or common issues affecting older people from the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine.