HAPS is a consultation that is designed to identify problems and assist seniors who are experiencing the physical and mental challenges associated with aging, including:
- Balance disorders
- Concern about multiple medications
- Memory problems
Living arrangements and independence
- Physical decline
The first part of the consultation is a thorough assessment of your health that includes:
- Physical exam
- Living situation evaluation
- Psychological assessment
- Social assessment
- Medication review
The second part of the consultation takes place approximately two to three weeks later, when a physician's assistant and attending geropsychologist present the findings and offer recommendations to the patient and family members. This may include recommendations for medications, ways to improve function, caregiving advice and occupational therapy.
After your consultation is complete, the team's recommendations are sent to your healthcare provider for further discussion and action.
The healthcare professionals with SeniorHealth Services believe that older adults with complex medical, psychological and social challenges need the help of a team of healthcare professionals in order to achieve the most comprehensive care plan possible.
Our HAPS team includes a geriatrician, psychologist, physician assistant, geriatric pharmacist, occupational therapist and a social worker. By working together, this experienced team of professionals is able to identify underlying issues that simply cannot be addressed in a standard office visit.