Senior Assessment/Geriatric Evaluation
Our physicians offer clinics that provide specialized health care services in the community:
- The Senior Assessment Geriatric Evaluation (SAGE) Clinic provides consultation or primary care to elderly individuals with medical, nursing, nutritional, and psychosocial needs.
An innovative program designed to address the needs and concerns of older adults
Services can be accessed by family members, physicians, community organizations, or by self-referral. The interdisciplinary team can address a number of issues that may be of concern to older persons and their families, such as:
- Physical limitations
- Emotional and behavioral changes
- Difficulties with independent living
- Need for nursing home placement
- Alternative living arrangements
- Evaluation of medications
- End-of-life issues
SAGE clinic services may include physician referrals, physical or occupational therapy referrals, X-ray tests, laboratory exams and pharmacy services.
The SAGE Team
The SAGE team is consists of a nurse practitioner who visits with the patient and his/her family in the home environment to assess safety and other issues; a physician who determines the patient's medical needs through a detailed history and complete physical exam; a social worker who assesses the patient's needs and, if necessary, makes recommendations or referrals to community services; and a dietitian who completes a nutritional assessment to evaluate the quality of the patient's meal plan.
Payment for SAGE clinic Services
Medicare and some supplemental insurances cover services at the clinic. The clinic staff will provide assistance in filing health insurance claims.
The SAGE Evaluation
The evaluation takes approximately three hours. A family member or close friend must accompany the patient to the evaluation. When possible, medical records and all current medications, including non-prescription medications, should be brought to the evaluation.
SAGE clinic evaluations are conducted at:
Green Meadows Family Medicine Clinic
3217 S. Providence Road
Columbia, MO 65203
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call:
(573) 884-0842 or (573) 884-7733.