GeriatricsAs specialized physicians - geriatricians - at the University Of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, we help patients meet the challenges of aging and provide superior care when acute illnesses strike. Our physicians strongly believe the adage, "You're only as young as you feel." Our mission is to help postpone aging and deal with physical, emotional and cognitive problems late in life. We work to provide comprehensive evaluations and create team-oriented healthcare plans that prevent disability and reactivate seniors after an acute illness.
Our geriatricians and staff offer comprehensive assessments of older adults experiencing age-related problems with memory loss, falls, urinary incontinence, medications, frailty, mood, weakness, arthritis and complex or chronic medical conditions.
We also offer several specialized programs for the care of seniors:
Care of the Aging Parent (COAP) Program
This program has an inter-disciplinary team to help adult children manage parents who are frail or have medically complex conditions.
In addition to regular medical care, we welcome individuals enrolled in Medicare to be evaluated at our facility with the goal of functional improvement.
Long Term Care & Assisted Living
Our geriatric team sees patients in selective rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities throughout the city.
Home Health Care
Our geriatricians work with home care nurses to manage seniors in their apartments or homes.
Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy & Pain Control
Working with pharmacists, physical therapists and other team members, we provide a healthcare plan for seniors who have problems getting around because of weakness or pain.
Our specialists can help assess and treat forgetfulness and changes in memory.
Our geriatrics staff works with Urology and other services to assess and treat problems with bladder control and wetting.
Key elements of health can be assessed to evaluate seniors and family members regarding driving and safety issues.
Falls, dizziness and gait problems are evaluated with state-of-the-art equipment.
100 Plus Program
To help us understand longevity, we are launching a program to assess physiological factors that contribute to long life in seniors who reach their 90th birthday.
Our physicians and staff in geriatric medicine are dedicated to helping seniors maximize their functional status through a multi-disciplinary approach. This means we may seek out and involve many specialists at the University Of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System to help our patients maintain optimum health on as many levels as possible. Nursing is dedicated to providing excellent and compassionate care for our elderly patients. Each patient is assessed by a multi-disciplinary team including physicians, nutritionists, pharmacists, social workers, and other relevant caregivers. This team provides education, support, and guidance to the patient as well as family members.
Outpatient Care Center
1801 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60612
To request an appointment, please call 866.600.CARE