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Washington University geriatric physicians and nutritionists provide a continuum of services for older adults.
In addition to outstanding research programs, our board-certified geriatric physicians offer a wide range of medical and surgical programs, disease prevention and health promotion services to help older adults maintain health and quality of life.
Our Older Adult Assessment Program addresses the potential complex health or social problems of those over the age of 60. Our geriatricians and nurses provide comprehensive assessments and recommendations to older adults and their families to help overcome obstacles.
Many seniors and family members think that the reason the seniors are not feeling well or having troubles remembering things or people is because they are getting older. But this is not always the case. Seeing a geriatric physician can help diagnose the cause and appropriate treatments for seniors. Our geriatric doctors treat patients with:
- Memory loss and confusion
- Depression and anxiety
- Osteoporosis and falls
- Medication problems or side effects
- Poor appetite or weight loss
- Decreased ability to perform daily activities
- Concerns about current living situation
Washington University geriatric physicians and nutritionists also care for patients through the following clinical services:
- In-patient consultation service
- Extended Care at Barnes-Jewish Hospital
- Outpatient Clinics
- Home consultation and home primary care
- Alzheimer’s Treatment Unit in collaboration with the Department of Neurology at Washington University