New Visiting Geriatrician
1 January 2018
We would like to welcome Dr. Sean Butler to our passionate and caring team here at the HillView community.
Dr. Butler is a Geriatrician who will be visiting the residents of HillView on a monthly basis. Some of our residents have already had visits from Dr Butler, he started working with the residents of HillView Merrimac in September. Dr. Butler is a passionate Geriatrician who fits in well with the rest of the team here at HillView due to his caring and approachable nature. He is from the North of England and has a young family. He is looking forward to working with and improving the quality of life for the residents of HillView.
Having a visiting Geriatrician is a wonderful service for our residents as it means they can have their specialist appointment in the comfort of their own home. Not only can leaving for appointments be very tiring for many of our residents, it can also be expensive for families to pay for professional caregivers and transport to take the resident to and from the appointment. A visiting specialist eliminates the need for this and importantly gives our residents more time to enjoy the comfort of their own surrounds at HillView.
As Dr. Butler is a specialist, residents will need a referral from their GP to see him. Families can also request a referral from the residents GP if they would like their family member to be seen by Dr. Butler. In addition the clinical team usually requests a review by Dr. Butler for residents with complex needs.
A Geriatrician covers the following:
- Advocation for the elderly
- Dementia comprehensive assessment & management
- Orthogeriatrics & Fracture prevention
- Memory Clinic
- Neuro-cognitive disorders e.g. Parkinson’s Disease
- Stroke & TIA
- Behavioural management in Dementia & Aging
Currently Dr. Butler visit’s the residents at our Merrimac Community, it is hoped he will be visiting residents at our Ashmore Community in the New Year. Residents at Ashmore are still able to access a Geriatrician if required, they will just need to leave HillView to do so. A visit to a Geriatrician can be organized for your family member by contacting one of our passionate and friendly Registered Nurses or Endorsed Enrolled Nurses.