Senior Health (Geriatrics)
Barnabas Health provides comprehensive, integrated, senior health services to older adults throughout the state. Physicians, nurses, therapists and other health care professionals, experienced in treating the conditions and disorders associated with aging, work with patients in a variety of clinical settings. The focus of Senior Health and Geriatric services is helping seniors maintain their independence and functionality.
Through Barnabas Health Senior Health and Geriatric services, seniors can access geriatric assessments by specialists. The assessment team is available for all aspects of medical care, including the evaluation and treatment of falls, dementia, loss of mobility, incontinence, constipation, depression, weight loss, and medication problems. Geriatric centers and home care are available for those with long-term care needs. Total health care on an outpatient basis enables the patient to live independently at home and to enhance his or her quality of life.
The uniqueness of the program lies in its multidisciplinary approach to providing medical care for seniors. A team of specially-trained geriatricians and Advance Practice Nurses provides primary care to patients, and if necessary, will make referrals to sub-specialty physicians.
Some of our facilities offer programs for Senior health and Geriatrics providing treatment and services that help seniors live longer, healthier lives. Among them are:
- Health and social services for the elderly and their families, focusing on comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care and education
- Physicians on-call 24 hours a day
- Geriatric assessment and primary care
- Specialty services including ophthalmology, podiatry, urology, healthy mind (dementia) program, cardiology, and kidney disease
- Geriatric inpatient unit
- Home Care
- Community outreach programs
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