Geriatric Services at Monmouth Medical Center
Established in 1984, Monmouth Medical Centers Anna Greenwall Geriatric Program is a leader in the care of the elderly care in central New Jersey. The Anna Greenwall Geriatric Program is widely recognized for its emphasis on coordination of health and social services for the elderly and their families with a focus on comprehensive care and education. It offers:
The Geriatric Health Center
The cornerstone of the Anna Greenwall Geriatric Program is the Geriatric Health Center. The center offers comprehensive evaluations for adults 65 and older. The center’s dedicated team of physicians, social workers and nurses evaluates each patient, and works with families to design a care plan that meets the specific needs of each patient.
Primary and consultative services are available for older adults suffering from:
- Multiple concurrent medical conditions
- Decline in mobility, changes in gait and falls
- Memory loss and confusion
- Depression and behavioral changes
- Poly pharmacy/Medication Management
Monmouth Memory Institute
The Monmouth Memory Institute provides a comprehensive evaluation of patients who exhibit signs or symptoms of dementia. It is committed to improving the overall quality of life for people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The Institute specializes in screening, diagnosis, treatment and support for patients and their caregivers. The care is provided by an interdisciplinary team consisting of a geriatrician, nurse and social worker.
Geriatric Social Work Services
Social workers are available to provide supportive counseling to patients and their families on areas such as coping caregiver stress and the emotional challenges of aging. Additionally, social workers provide information and referral services to age-related agencies to the community at large.
Caregiver Support Group
A social-work-led caregiver support group is run monthly. The group is geared toward providing education and support to caregivers of patients with dementia.
The Geriatric Health Center/Monmouth Memory Institute has three fellowship trained geriatricians. The physicians provide both primary care and consultative services for older adults at all levels of care. Consultation by our geriatricians is available on MMC’s hospital units. Partnering with the hospitalist and the primary care provider, our physicians offer comprehensive geriatric assessments initially and then follow these patients while they are in the hospital.
To make an appointment or learn more about the services offered through the Anna Greenwall Geriatric Program, call: 732-923-7550.
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