From primary care to hospital care to community outreach, we offer a complete range of services for late middle-aged and senior adults. Our geriatric specialists are extensively trained and board certified to address the unique needs of older adults, from baby boomers to the elderly. In addition to providing primary care services for older adults, our specialists are also qualified to provide comprehensive care for a variety of medical, social, emotional and safety issues related to aging, including:
Lifestyle management, such as exercise and diet plans, to prevent age-related disease
Medication management and assessment for high-risk medication use
Preventing delirium, falls and loss of function during a hospitalization
Managing multiple medical problems simultaneously
Identifying home support needs such as social services, occupational and physical therapy, and nutritional counseling
Memory screening and evaluation along with management for Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia
Assessment of physical and mental conditions related to aging such as unsteady gait, incontinence, osteoporosis, pain management and depression
Coordinating care with other service providers, such as skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, hospice providers, case managers and other physicians
Specialized trauma and emergency care needs
End-of-life and advanced care planning
Caregiver support and education
Referrals to specialized medical, social, emotional, case management and community services
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Hackensack’s Division of Geriatrics offers a number of specialized programs to meet the needs of you and your family, including:
The Geriatric Emergency and Trauma Care Center
A collaboration between Emergency Medical Services and the Division of Geriatrics, this pilot program offers a combination of high-quality medical and geriatric care management to older adults who require emergency treatment.
The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)
This program promotes patient satisfaction and safety, while preventing functional decline, falls and delirium in older patients who are hospitalized.
The Acute Care of Elders Program (ACE)
Hackensack’s ACE unit offers individualized care administered by specially-trained nursing staff, video-monitored patient rooms, daily multidisciplinary rounds and a comfortable, restful setting.
Patient safety and quality improvement programs
Hackensack offers a variety of programs to improve care and safety for older adults, such as delirium prevention and screening, as well as fast-track protocols for hip fracture and frailty.
Home health care is often appropriate for elderly patients with congestive heart failure (CHF), COPD, diabetes, orthopedic recovery, stroke, chronic kidney disease, wound care, dementia and behavioral health needs.
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Our goal is to help you get settled and feel comfortable as quickly as possible. On the day you arrive at Hackensack University Medical Center, you will be greeted by an Admissions and Registration receptionist.