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Geriatric Medicine

Specialized Services for Seniors and Their Families in Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn has the largest percentage of elderly New Yorkers, and 44% of them have disabilities, including mobility and self-care limitations.

In response to the needs of this aging population, Maimonides Medical Center established a comprehensive geriatric program, anchored by the best geriatric doctors. When it comes to geriatric medicine, Brooklyn specialists at our facility understand and specialize in meeting the unique health needs of older patients.

Maimonides has been recognized as a NICHE-designated hospital. NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders), awarded by the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing, signals our resolve to provide evidence-based, interdisciplinary approaches to the hospital care of older adults. This results in improved outcomes and greater satisfaction for geriatric patients and their families.

Elderly people often face complex health issues. The Maimonides hospital provides the best primary care and consultation services in Brooklyn, NY, spanning a range of medical problems, such as:

  • Complex Chronic Diseases
  • Depression
  • Falls & Gait Disorders
  • Incontinence: in Women and in Men
  • Loss of Function
  • Memory Difficulties
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Malnutrition
  • Medication Management
  • Pain and Palliative Care
  • Wound and Pressure Ulcers 

 

Our team specializes in geriatric medicine, geriatric psychiatry, geriatric nursing, and social work.  We provide individualized care plans for our Brooklyn, NY patients, focusing on the whole patient, their family, and their home environment.

Our staff manages geriatric care across the continuum from hospitalization to outpatient and home medical care, as well as coordinates with skilled nursing and social work services.


NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) designated hospital seal