Referrals

Who can refer to the Psychogeriatric Team?

  • Referrals are accepted from general practitioners (GPs), hospital and community clinicians, residential aged care staff, family members, carers and self-referrals.
  • We do require a written referral from a GP/Medical Practitioner. Please click here to download our GP Referral Form.
  • Internal referral via web delacey. An ‘intake officer’ (psychogeriatric clinician) will respond to and triage all referrals to the psychogeriatric service.

Who can refer to the Dementia Team?

  • We accept referrals from anyone with an interest in the person
  • We don't require a GP/Medical Practitioner referral, however we work with the patient, family, GP and referrer to ensure that effective communication is maintained.

Common referrals the Psychogeriatric Team receive include: 
 

  • Mental health assessment
  • Cognitive assessment/dementia diagnosis
  • Behaviour management support
  • Medication review
  • Capacity assessment e.g. for purpose of guardianship (note: not for medicolegal)
  • Psychological therapy: individual or group
  • Carer support
  • Psychoeducation

Common referrals the Dementia Team receive include:

  • Initial assessment process of obtaining a formal diagnosis of dementia
  • Management and advice for patients and families after formal diagnosis
  • Management of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
  • Complex case management
  • Carer support (individual or group)
  • Psychoeducation