Geriatric Medicine for Patients and Their Families
If you are a senior — or the child, spouse, friend, or caregiver of an older adult — you already know the health care issues of men and women over 65 can be difficult, complicated, and sometimes overwhelming.
Geriatric Medicine at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC takes the health concerns of seniors in our community very seriously. Our care team is sensitive to the unique needs of all older adults, both men and women. We take the time to listen and understand the challenges that come with aging and differentiate them from the changes caused by disease. Our Acute Care and Transitions (ACT) Program team works to offer compassion and respect to our patients, their families, and provide assistance to their primary care physician.
Our focus is to prevent complications and to get you well. When coming to Magee, be sure to specifically request our geriatric services, so we can connect you with our ACT resource team. Our skilled Geriatric ACT team members are continually training in leading practices to further their skills in senior care.
Our geriatricians are specialists in the care of older adults. They understand the importance of preventing falls, home safety, memory, medication management, and more. They also help ensure that the patient’s age and other conditions are fully considered in the treatment of problems including but not limited to cancer, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
Our specially trained ACT staff, including geriatric resource nurses, work as a team to ensure an individual’s entire medical history, current needs, and lifestyle are addressed when designing a treatment plan. We partner with our patients, their families, and their other health care providers to help optimize overall health and wellbeing.
For more information, visit our care team page or call us at 412-692-2364.