Aging (Geriatric) Services
Our Geriatric team provides a range of services including: outpatient specialty geriatric evaluations through the Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center; comprehensive outpatient primary care through the Home Based Primary Care program and traditional office based primary care; a dedicated inpatient and emergency department consultation service; the Center for Restorative Care for Older Adults, a 22-bed unit on the Saint Raphael campus; and post-acute care at the Grimes Center, a 112-bed short-term rehabilitation facility.
What Is Geriatrics?
Geriatrics is medical care dedicated to treating older adults. A geriatrician — a physician specializing in the medical care of older adults — has a full understanding of the wide range of physical, mental, medical, social and spiritual issues that older adults can have. A geriatrician is trained to identify how these problems can combine to limit an older person’s ability to enjoy life. With expert treatment, older adults can live the fullest life possible.
The geriatrics team also works very closely with the Palliative Care service at Yale New Haven Hospital.