A Home Visit
A nurse practitioner will visit you to conduct an evaluation in your home environment.
A Visit to Newport Hospital
An appointment is scheduled at Newport Hospital for testing and medical evaluations by a neuropsychologist and a neurologist. All necessary testing will be completed on the same day.
While you're being evaluated, a nurse practitioner will meet with your family and your caregiver to obtain information and compare findings from the home visit.
A Care Plan
Within two weeks, a follow-up appointment is scheduled with you and your family to discuss test results and determine a plan for care. Care plans are designed to help you maintain independence and quality of life. Your care plan may include medications, support groups, home care, or a referral to appropriate agencies such as a Visiting Nurse Service, Meals-on-Wheels, Lifeline (emergency response service), senior center, or day care program.
Our team approach is used throughout the entire evaluation, with input from your personal physician, your family, caregivers, the nurse practitioner, neuropsychologist and neurologist.
Once the plan is in place, the nurse practitioner provides on-going support, and will periodically check with you and your family to make sure your treatment is successful.
If you have questions about memory loss or want to register for the program, please call Newport Hospital's Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center at 401-845-1652.
The Memory Assessment Program is presented by Newport Hospital Senior Outreach Services.