Aging (Geriatrics)

Overview

Geriatrics is the branch of medicine dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of older adults.  Geriatricians are internal medicine or family medicine doctors with an additional specialty in geriatrics. These specialists focus on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases and problems common to the elderly.  In addition, they coordinate care with other healthcare professionals, such as social workers, pharmacists, physical therapists, dieticians and psychiatrists, to make sure patients receive the comprehensive services they need.

Greenwich Hospital Center for Healthy Aging
Greenwich Hospital offers inpatient and outpatient programs to meet the unique needs of older adults, their families and caregivers. Through our Center for Healthy Aging, professional clinical services and support are offered in several specialized areas. These include memory evaluation, caregiving consultations, home safety assessment, medication interactions and psychiatry. The Center has received national recognition as a Center of Excellence from the American Geriatrics Society.

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Greenwich is a NICHE Hospital
Greenwich Hospital is one of 300 hospitals across the country participating in NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Hospitalized Elderly). NICHE is the only national geriatric initiative of its kind to provide systematic training and resources to assure older hospitalized patients receive sensitive and exemplary care.

Education

Web Resources


Listen to Greenwich Hospital podcasts on a variety of aging topics >>

Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare 
Alzheimer's Research Foundation
Alzheimer's Association
AARP
National Association of Geriatric Care Managers 
Greenwich Commission on Aging

Ask Our Aging Expert
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Special Events
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