The Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM)* at Euclid Hospital is a consultative resource for older adults, family members, caregivers and primary care physicians (PCPs). It provides a comprehensive geriatric assessment of an older adult's health issues, in the context of their social and family needs. GEM also helps with access to appropriate community and private support, and provides education and information about common geriatric health problems and concerns.

For more information, call 216.692.8876.

*Formerly known as Geriatric Assessment Program (GAP)

Symptoms to Watch

Older individuals in need of a comprehensive assessment could be experiencing any combination of the following symptoms:

  • Multiple health problems
  • Confusion or memory loss
  • Behavioral change, including depression or anxiety
  • Difficulty in performing daily activities
  • Weakness, caused by deconditioning or other health problems
  • Nutritional concerns, including unexplained weight loss
  • Problems resulting from multiple medications
  • Uncertainty about one's ability to live independently

Assessment Results

What can you expect from assessment?

  • A clearer understanding of your problems and issues
  • A comprehensive assessment of your care needs
  • A list of options to consider regarding your health issues
  • A comprehensive plan for your continuity of care
  • Help with difficult decisions regarding living environment and home safety
  • Three main focus areas: health, functional status, safety and self-care ability
  • Referrals to all appropriate services
  • Consultation to assist your PCP
  • The needs of both patients and families/caregivers are always considered.

Interdisciplinary Team

  • Physician
  • Registered Nurse
  • Social Worker

Benefits

  • Comprehensive, interdisciplinary team assessment of geriatric health concerns
  • Assessments tailored to individual needs
  • Consultative resource for community and private services available to patients and families/caregivers
  • Timely communication with patients, families/caregivers, other consultants and other support services
  • Supportive counseling for patients and families/caregivers
  • Consultation to assist the PCP

Program Cost

Fees for the Geriatric Evaluation and Management program are covered by Medicaid/Medicare supplemental insurance that Euclid Hospital bills directly. You are only responsible for a deductible and/or co-payment. Physicians and other specialists may bill separately through referral, but coverage of additional services will be reviewed with patients and families/caregivers before being obtained.

Location & Directions

Location:

Euclid Hospital R Building
18901 Lakeshore Blvd.
Euclid, OH 44119

Directions:

From I-90, take the 185th St. Exit.
Take 185th St. until it dead ends at Lake Erie.
Euclid Hospital R Building will be to your right, attached to the west side of the hospital.

Parking:

Park in the main hospital parking lot.
Parking is free and handicap access is available.
Valet parking is available at the hospital main entrance for a fee.