How we help people like Geoff
Geoff is 89 and recovering after having a carcinoma removed from his left eye. He lives alone in a two-storey house.
Lately, Geoff has described feeling “like a zombie”, drowsy and not himself. He’s been going blank and pale. These episodes have occurred every day, stopping him from his daily activities. They’ve been so severe that passers-by had called an ambulance on more than one occasion. Geoff was referred to CareTransition after his eye surgery, and he told his care coordinator he was particularly concerned his medication regime could be contributing to his poor quality of life. He’d been taking more than 20 medications, including five different blood pressure medications, which he took together at breakfast at around 7am.
- Geoff’s care coordinator working with his GP to arrange a home medication review
- arranging follow up post-hospital admission with his GP
- arranging an appointment with his cardiologist due to concerns he was over-medicated.
As a result, Geoff says: “I feel like I have my life back again. Since leaving hospital I no longer feel drowsy all the time.”