SPECIALISED TREATMENTS

Sydney Psychogeriatric Clinic provides specialised assessment and management of mental illnesses and cognitive disorders as they occur in the population aged 65 years and above.

Some of the conditions we treat include:

e.g. adjustment disorder, major depressive disorder, bipolar affective disorder

Depression is the most common mental health problem in the elderly.

Sydney Psychogeriatric Clinic specialises in holistic and personalised approaches to depression treatment, incorporating psychotherapy, social treatments, physical activity and medications.

e.g. generalised anxiety disorder, specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, panic disorder

Anxiety is one of the most common of the mental illnesses affecting people aged over 65 years.

The doctors at Sydney Psychogeriatric Clinic are skilled in the assessment and management of the full gamut of anxiety conditions, all within the comfort of clients’ homes.

e.g. schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder

Psychosis in the elderly significantly affects clients and their families.

Our doctors have extensive experience in the prompt diagnosis and treatment of psychotic conditions.

e.g. posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), acute stress disorder

The majority of the elderly have experienced one or more traumatic events during their lifetimes. Ageing increases the risk of re-traumatisation, exacerbation of pre-existing trauma and delayed-onset trauma reactions.

Attend Sydney Psychogeriatric Clinic to access treatment for trauma-related conditions.

Ageing is a highly complex process characterised by numerous changes – ill-health, bereavement, changes in functioning and perceived role, socioeconomic changes, decreases in social network size, isolation, loneliness and grief. Such changes may render clients more vulnerable to mental health problems.

Attend Sydney Psychogeriatric Clinic to access treatment for adjustment disorders, as well as to receive support and advocacy to ensure that ageing is as smooth, supported and crisis-free as possible.

e.g. mild neurocognitive disorder, major neurocognitive disorder

Dementia affects 10% of people aged above 65 and 31% of people over the age of 85 years. Sydney Psychogeriatric Clinic specialises in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of dementia.

e.g. loss, grief, complicated grief

Loss and grief are major issues affecting older adults. Our psychiatrists specialise in helping clients navigate grief reactions.

A personalised, holistic and sensitive approach

Utilising evidence-based treatments, your psychiatrist will work with you and your loved ones, in supporting your recovery journey.

OUR SERVICES

Specialised Treatments

Assessment and management of mental illnesses and cognitive disorders for patients aged 65 years and above.

Home Visits

We are committed to providing an accessible geriatric psychiatry service and provide home visits for our clients in Sydney, in the area bounded by Hornsby to the north, Hurstville to the south, and Penrith to the west.

Nursing Home Visits

We review clients in nursing homes, and formulate multi-disciplinary treatment plans to maximise the quality of life of our clients.

Aged Care Supports

We help clients gain access to, and coordinate home-based aged care supports, in addition to respite and nursing home placement.

Respite Optimisation

We provide reviews of clients upon entry into respite care, and are able to review and optimise their psychiatric treatment.

Medico-legal Assessments

Assessments and report-writing for the purposes of guardianship, enduring power of attorney, financial management and advanced care directives.

At Sydney Psychogeriatric Clinic, you can expect a personalised, holistic and sensitive approach to your psychiatric care, as we navigate your recovery journey together.