Providing Comprehensive Medical Care to Residents of Aged Care Facilities

About Us


Doctors in Aged Care is an innovative and modern mobile medical practice with a focus on aged care, visiting residents of several Residential Aged Care Facilities in metropolitan Melbourne. We provide primary healthcare services focusing on the management of dementia, chronic and complex medical conditions and palliative care. We are a General Practitioner-led service working together with nurse practitioners, clinical pharmacists, supply pharmacists, specialist geriatricians and Telehealth specialist providers, and utilise the latest technology and medical devices to provide excellence in medical care to aged care residents. We are experts in virtual care with extensive experience providing medical care in hybrid formats combining face-to-face visits with phone, Telehealth, email, SMS and chat. We are driven by our values of collaboration, excellence, innovation and service to provide high quality and safe care for residents. We also provide remote administrative support services to doctors working in aged care Australia wide.

Key Benefits for Residents



Dedicated GP focussed solely on aged care

Weekly visits on a regular day and time and on-call 7 days a week

Direct email, fax and mobile phone access to GP for facility nursing staff, patients and families

Communication by Telehealth remotely when needed

Available for Case Conferences with facility nursing staff, patients and families

Annual Comprehensive Medical Assessments

Annual Residential Medication Management Reviews

Comprehensive Geriatrician Assessments when needed

Medical Specialist access via Telehealth when needed

Nurse Practitioner-led vaccine service (including NEW Shingles and Pneumococcal vaccines)

After Hours Locum Doctor coverage 7 days a week

Doctor leave coverage in partnership with Nurse Practitioners and visiting GPs

All prescriptions organised directly with pharmacist

Nurse Taking Care of Old Lady
Confident Doctor and Couple Patient Sitting at the Table in Clinic Office. Family Doctor. Faceless.
Nurse and Elderly Woman

Key Benefits for Facilities

Visits on days and times that don't inconvenience you or residents

Work independently to eliminate any burdens and additional pressures on staff time

Facilitate rapid and effective clinical handovers with nursing staff

Review and sign off on all ACFI-related forms

Review and sign off on all Accreditation-related forms

Review and sign off on all Psychotropic or Chemical Restraint forms

Review of all psychotropic medications to ensure appropriate use and wean off if indicated

Review of the use of PRN (as needed) medications and ceasing unused medications

Review of the use of all other medications to minimise polypharmacy

Proactive Goals of Care discussions and form completion

Manage weight loss or weight gain through a Comprehensive Weight Review process

Minimise recurring falls through a Comprehensive Falls Review process

Minimise pressure injuries through a Comprehensive Pressure Injury Review process



Team

Dr Gaveen Jayarajan MBBS FRACGP GAICD AICGG AFCHSM

Founder & Principal GP

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Dr Jayarajan has 19 years experience as a doctor, with 4 years working in both public and private hospitals throughout Australia and 15 years working in general practice in Melbourne. He completed a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at The University of Melbourne in 2003 and was the recipient of the Melbourne National Medical Scholarship. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2010. His clinical interests include aged care, dementia, palliative care, chronic and complex disease management and mental health. In 2017 he started providing visiting GP services to residents of Residential Aged Care Facilities and now does this full-time. He has visited over 20 different facilities and managed the medical care of over 400 residents during this time. He is also the Founder & Administrator of the largest educational and peer support group for doctors working in aged care in Australia, the Doctors in Aged Care (DiAC) Facebook group, with over 2000 doctor members. And the Founder & Manager of the DiAC Aged Care Clinical Services Directory that lists medical and allied health businesses that have a particular focus on servicing aged care facilities. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, graduate of the Australasian Institute of Clinical Governance and an Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management.

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Schedule of Services and Fees


For all new resident, family and aged care facility enquiries email: admin@doctorsinagedcare.com.au

Additional Services (For Doctors)

We help you setup your own independent mobile medical practice

We provide remote administrative support services

We consult on optimising aged care workflow for your practice


For all Additional Services enquiries email: admin@doctorsinagedcare.com.au

DiAC Aged Care Clinical Services Directory

Health Practitioners can join the Directory @ www.diacdirectory.com.au

A: Suite 60, 738 Burke Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124, T: 1300 759 178, F: 03 9960 7584, E: admin@doctorsinagedcare.com.au, ABN: 99374863480

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