Free Geriatric Health Assessments Available at SLU

05/15/2017

Saint Louis University is offering free geriatric screenings for anyone age 65 years and older from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 10, at the Learning Resources Center on Saint Louis University's medical school campus.

The 15-minute screening will assess cognitive function, nutrition and frailty. Participants who screen positive are given a list of specific interventions they can start right away as well as their results to share with their primary care provider. A list of local resources will be shared with those who do not have a primary care provider.

Funded by a $2.5 million grant federal grant, SLU has conducted more than 5,000 geriatric screenings from July 2015 to March 2017, and has identified problems most people didn’t know they had. About 45 percent of those who were screened had memory issues, two-thirds were frail or at risk of becoming frail and a third were at risk of weight loss and muscle wasting, which can be indicators of other underlying health issues.

To make an appointment, please call 314-977-8848 and leave a message with your preferred time, name, mailing address and age and your call will be returned. Appointments will be made in 15 minute increments.

 Confirmations will also be mailed along with driving and free parking instructions.