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Geriatric Assessment

Geriatric Assessment, or geriatric evaluation, is a process that may take place during one or several GeriPACT visits. It can also be done in other settings such as:

  • Home Based Primary Care
  • Community Living Center

A Geriatric Assessment is a service that is covered by the Veteran’s Standard Medical Benefits Package.

Purpose of Geriatric Assessment

The purpose of the assessment, or evaluation, is for a team consisting of a doctor, nurse, and several other health providers from different areas to obtain the information they need to promote, preserve or restore a Veteran’s health. The information gained from the Geriatric Assessment helps the Veteran decide about the kinds of services and supports that would best meet their needs and preferences.