Center for Healthy Aging (Geriatrics)
Greenwich Hospital offers a comprehensive program of care for older adults through its Center for Healthy Aging. The Center has received national recognition as Center of Excellence from the American Geriatrics Society. Services are available to assure older patients and their families get the care and support they need in the hospital and at home.
Elderly patients often have special requirements while they are hospitalized. A geriatrician and social worker from the Center meet with individual patients as needed. The Center also trains nurses to identify and address any age-related issues that may arise. Pharmacy, nutrition, physical therapy, case management and other resources are available to help prevent physical and mental decline and assure a successful stay.
In addition, the Center for Healthy Aging offers a wide range of outpatient programs to improve quality of life for older adults and their families. These include:
The Center for Healthy Aging also offers a resource library and its GENERATIONS program, which provides a variety of services to members age 50 and older.
Learn more about the Center’s Services and Programs
Our Geriatric Team
Individuals scheduled for an assessment meet with experts who are skilled in treating medical and social issues related to older adults.
This physician is board-certified in geriatric medicine. The geriatrician has particular expertise in the management of problems common to the elderly. Your own physician manages your ongoing care and may request a consultation with a geriatrician for help in establishing a diagnosis and developing an appropriate treatment plan.
Social Services Liaison
A social services liaison provides information about community resources and helps people access in-home assistance, respite care, housing, support groups, various entitlement programs and other services as needed.