LifeSpan Specialists is here to assist you with both long-term or respite solutions, providing excellent service for patients and their families, also catering to nursing-home visits.

Services Provided

Specialist Consultation Services
 
 
  • Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA), a thorough assessment of a person's physical, mental, social and functional status. It is an opportune time for screening and review of medications, especially in the elderly where polypharmacy (more medications than required) is a major problem.

  • Specialized diagnosis and management services of neurodegenerative disorders such as Stroke/and prevention, Parkinson's disease (and other mobility disorders), prevention of falls, incontinence, under-nutrition and frailty

  • Assessment of common mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety, along with expertise in chronic pain management

  • Experts in diagnosis and treatment of cognitive disorders, including early-onset Dementia and Minor Cognitive Impairment (MCI), along with management of challenging behaviours

  • Being a general physician, diagnostic and management services are provided across all aspects of adult general medicine.

 

Assessment of Decision-Making Capacity

 

  • Expertise in the assessment of mental capacity to make decisions regarding lifestyle, healthcare choices and most importantly, to fulfil a growing need of testamentary capacity to make or change a Will, Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA) and Advance Health Directives (AHD).

 

Providing Specialised In-Patient Care to the Elderly

 

  • Medical needs of the elderly are vastly different from younger adults due to complexity. Our geriatric services provide expert diagnosis and timely management with both short and long-term care plans

  • Timing of discharge from hospitals, taking into consideration social and family supports, is crucial and often neglected without the involvement of specialist geriatricians.

 

Nursing-Home Visits
 
  • This is on request of General Practitioners to assist their services and provide expert Geriatric services in nursing homes, with special expertise in Dementia, behaviour and multiple complex medical conditions along with rationalising medication use.

 

Education 

 

  • Education to health professionals, Interest groups such as retirees, QSuper, Alzheimer's Australia and carer support groups

  • Regular involvement in teaching medical students, medical specialists in training, along with peer-specialist groups.