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Conditions and Treatments

UW Health physicians specializing in geriatrics and gerontology provide comprehensive care for individuals over 65 years of age.
 
Preventive health services for older adults are emphasized in order to maximize independence and improve quality of life.
 
Our geriatric physicians emphasize multidisciplinary inpatient and outpatient assessment involving a wide spectrum of health care providers, including social work, pharmacy, occupational and physical therapy, nutrition, nursing and medicine.
 
In addition to board-certified geriatric physicians, UW Health's expert internal medicine and family practice physicians can coordinate your care with specialty physicians - from diabetes specialists to world-renowned heart and vascular care physicians.
 
Conditions and Age-Associated Problems
 
Our comprehensive care for older adults involves a wide range of diseases and age-related conditions, including the following:

Additional Conditions and Age-Associated Problems

  • Decrease in performance of basic activities of daily living
  • Memory loss

Treatments and Services

  • Acute Care for Elders (ACE), a team care approach for hospitalized older adults, helping them to maintain or improve their level of function and independence
  • Geriatric Consultations, a convenient, efficient way for referring physicians to set up evaluations of their older patients and determine if UW Health specialty care clinic care is warranted
  • Addressing mood disorders (depression and anxiety) in later life
  • Elder law
  • Evaluating and managing age-associated sleep changes
  • Geriatric consultation
  • Managing behavior changes related to dementia
  • Mobility and falls, including fall prevention education
  • Nutrition evaluation
  • Occupational physical therapy
  • On-site care for residents in the Oakwood Village assisted living or nursing home settings
  • Primary geriatric care; general health care for the older adult 
  • Social work
  • Transitional Care - Helping patients and families make a smooth transition between health care settings and home