Patients and their families can benefit from:
- Complete evaluations of the medical, functional, cognitive and psychosocial problems, and abilities of the older adult
- An active, anticipatory, preventive approach
- Help in coping with the health problems and social needs associated with aging
- Ongoing medical follow-up and case management for patients with dementia
- Education, counseling and guidance for families, caregivers, and other professionals
- Collaboration with the primary care physician and other health care providers
The initial visit will take about 1-1/2 hours. Once the assessment is complete, University Geriatricians work in collaboration with the patient's personal physician ensuring that the physician is fully informed about the patient's progress or status.
Our team works in collaboration with the patient's personal physician, ensuring that the physician is fully informed about the patient's progress or status. We assist patients and their families in locating programs and services that are geared to serving the needs of the elderly. This includes helping families decide when nursing home care is indicated.