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.
At Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC, our Acute Care and Transitions (ACT) team specializes in the care of older women and men. We know which conditions are due to aging and which are due to disease. And we know how to treat them.
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.
We also take the time to listen and to understand your values and goals. We strive to offer compassion and respect to you and your family, and assistance to your doctors.
There are two ways to access our specialized care:
We provide it automatically to our own patients. For patients of other primary care providers, we are available as consultants. Either way, our goal is to partner with you, your family, and your physicians to prevent complications and to help optimize your overall health and wellbeing.
For more information, visit our care team page or call us at 412-692-2364.