Intermediate and long-term care wards Geriatrics

D601-D602-D603

The Geriatrics Department of Maria Middelares General Hospital can be described as a senior-friendly hospital environment that strives to provide high-quality care and services to old people in need of care.

The interdisciplinary staff work closely together with this goal in mind. The team consists of geriatric specialists, nurses, speech therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, psychologists, staff from the care support department, Social Services staff, Pastoral Care Service, cleaning staff, volunteers and others.

Location

Maria Middelares General Hospital – level 6, gate D601, rooms 6101 – 6120 – level 6, gate D602, rooms 6201 – 6222 – level 6, gate D603, rooms 6301 – 6320

Contact

Each of the various nursing stations has its own number, which you may use at any time to contact staff:

The Geriatrics Department can be contacted at all times.

Team

Non-geriatric departments

Internal liaison team

The interdisciplinary liaison team consists of a geriatric specialist, a geriatric nurse, a speech therapist, an occupational therapist, a dietitian, and a psychologist. They support patients with geriatric care profiles during a stay in a non-geriatric department. Their advisory role helps to optimise the care that senior care recipients receive.

Geriatrics external liaison project

The geriatrics external liaison project strengthens the connection between the hospital and the care provided outside the hospital (home health care services, wound care centres). The hospital strives for an optimal relationship with its external partners.

Day hospital for geriatric patients

In the day hospital, geriatric patients are able to schedule same-day tests or consultations.

You may read everything here about the day hospital for the geriatric patient.

Patient education

Cognufit!

The 'Cognufit!’ programme offers four-hour-sessions, during which practical tips that have been tailored to the individual are offered to people with memory problems and their caregivers.

All important information about ‘Cognufit!’ can be found in the leaflet provided below.

Dementia: care for the caregiver

‘Dementia: care for the caregiver’ is a psychological education package developed on the initiative of the Flemish Expertise Centre for Dementia and the Flemish Alzheimer's League non-profit organisations. The series focusses on the caregiver looking after someone with dementia at home or elsewhere.

All important information about ‘Dementia: care for the caregiver’ is to be found in the leaflet provided below.

Leaflets

Multidisciplinary geriatric handbook

As an organisation, we want to be the best in specific criteria that apply in the treatment and rehabilitation for senior citizens in need of care. This refers to persons who are older than 75 years old, are at risk of falling or who take several types of medicine, or who are suffering from a complex constellation of medical conditions. The treatment and rehabilitation for such persons demands specific expertise.

The ‘Multidisciplinary geriatric handbook’ describes the way we coordinate care in the geriatric care programme. You will find answers to your questions such as:

  • What is the geriatric care programme?
  • What services does a Geriatric Day Hospital provide?
  • What does an internal liaison team do?
  • How is a geriatric department organised?
  • Which rehabilitation programmes are performed?
  • What does a physiotherapist, a speech therapist, an occupational therapist, a dietitian etc. do?
  • How will your discharge be prepared?
  • How will your care be continued after leaving the hospital?

If you have specific questions about the geriatrics process, you may always ask to speak to the (head) nurse, the therapist, or the attending doctor.

Welcome leaflet – Geriatrics