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Geriatrics

We are internationally known for the care we provide for older people, helping them maintain their independence and quality of life, and manage multiple complex health conditions. Our team of geriatricians, geriatric psychiatrists, nurse case managers, patient care assistants, physical therapists, and neuropsychologists works closely with patients, their families, primary care providers, and other care providers to assess and develop a comprehensive plan for their care. Yale physicians have developed widely used interventions and support families facing such challenges as functional decline, disability, decision-making, and driving problems.

Distinguishing Factors

  • Inpatient and outpatient geriatric consultations at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven
  • Syncope and Falls Assessment Program
  • A prevention initiative for seniors at risk for falls, which has reduced falls and related injuries in many Connecticut
  • The development of the Confusion Assessment Method, used internationally to diagnose delirium
  • An Acute Care for the Elderly Unit at Yale New Haven Hospital, which aids with maintenance of function during acute hospitalization
  • Outpatient consultations at the Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center