Older adults need a special kind of care and understanding to solve the physical, emotional, mental, social and environmental problems that may be interfering with independence. With our many interlinked services, the geriatric experts at Bridgeport Hospital provide individualized care recommendations to ensure that older patients receive the special care they require. Our team will work to meet the needs of the patient’s family as well.
What Is Geriatrics?
Geriatrics is medical care dedicated to treating older adults. A geriatrician — a physician specializing in the medical care of the elderly — 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 watch for the ways in which these problems can combine to prevent an older person from enjoying life. With expert treatment, older adults can live the fullest life possible.
Bridgeport Hospital’s geriatric team works closely with your or your loved one’s primary care physician to make sure that all patient and family needs are met.
- Geriatric assessment
- Geriatric home visit program (primary care provided at home)
- Geriatric inpatient consultation
- Geriatric care provided in extended care facilities
- Geriatric psychiatric inpatient services
- Geriatric psychiatric outpatient services (REACH)
- Outreach services for older adults
Geriatrics works with the Palliative Care team at Bridgeport Hospital.
Geriatric Specialty Services Team
Our comprehensive Geriatric Specialty Services Team of experts works together to provide care and support for patients and families. The collaborative team includes geriatricians who are board-certified in geriatrics and internal medicine, board-certified geriatric psychiatrists, certified geriatric nurse practitioners and staff experienced in geriatric care.
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Stratford, CT 06614