Livingston, N.J. – To promote the overall health of aging adults, as well as the prevention and treatment of disease and disabilities that may occur as people age, Saint Barnabas Medical Center has created The Geriatric Health Center. The Center is tailored to provide comprehensive services with a focus on individuals with complex medical needs and/or cognitive impairment.
“Aging does not always mean decline and our Center provides comprehensive individualized care utilizing a multi-disciplinary team,” explains Theresa M. Redling, DO, FACP, a board-certified geriatrician and Medical Director of The Geriatric Health Center. “For those 65 years or older, our team can work with you to manage and coordinate your care to help you enjoy better health,” she adds.
The Geriatric Health Center coordinates health and social services for the elderly and their families, focusing on comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care and education. It provides medical care for older adults, assessment of memory disorders and education and support for individuals and their caregiver. The Center provides primary and consultative services for individuals suffering from:
- Memory loss and confusion
- Depression and behavioral changes
- Decline in mobility, changes in gait and falls
- Multiple concurrent medical conditions
- A lack of medication management
An accomplished geriatrician, Dr. Redling is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Hospice and Palliative Care. Most recently, she was in private practice. She also has held the position of Chief of Geriatrics at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York City. Fellowship trained at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, the hub of American Geriatric Medicine, her interests include successful aging, dementia care, management of complex medical issues and education of medical practitioners in care of the elderly.
Also on staff is Lauren Van Saders, APN, a Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurse with a specialty in Geriatrics and Palliative Care. Her education includes a Master’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University and a post-Master’s certificate in Gerontological Advanced Practice Nursing from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Felician College, New Jersey. She is a member of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses.
The Geriatric Health Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center is located at 101 Old Short Hills Road, Suite 302, West Orange, NJ. For more information about the services available or to contact Dr. Redling, please call 973-322-6457.
Date: January 7, 2013
Contact: Samantha Anton, 973-322-5425