Exceptional and comprehensive care
Brooklyn has the largest percentage of elderly New Yorkers, and 44% of them have disabilities, including mobility and self-care limitations.
In response to the needs of this aging population, Maimonides established a comprehensive geriatric program, anchored by the best geriatric doctors, nurse practitioners, and social workers. When it comes to Geriatric Medicine, our team understands and specializes in meeting the unique health needs of older patients. We are dedicated to providing evidence-based, interdisciplinary care, which results in improved clinical outcomes and greater patient and caregiver satisfaction.
Maimonides Geriatric Medicine provides the best primary care and consultation services in Brooklyn, spanning a range of medical problems, such as:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Complex chronic diseases
- Falls and gait disorders
- Incontinence in men and women
- Loss of function
- Medication management
- Memory difficulties
- Pain and palliative care
- Wound and pressure ulcers
Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE)
ACE is an interdisciplinary inpatient service designed to meet the special needs of older patients with an emphasis on the continuity, coordination, quality, and dignity of care provided.
Our approach to geriatric care
- Bringing a commitment to interdisciplinary team care for elderly patients with complex medical problems
- Communicating medical information to designated health providers upon discharge to home or other facilities
- Identifying and attending to medical, psychosocial, and environmental needs
- Maintaining and improving the functional level of patients
- Minimizing complications associated with hospitalization
- Providing pain management, palliative care, cognitive stimulation, socialization activities, and expert interdisciplinary wound care management
Evaluating the complex needs of hospitalized elderly patients
ACE Unit services focus on acute medical care and account for the complex needs of hospitalized elderly patients. Special attention is given to the assessment of memory loss and understanding the underlying causes of geriatric syndromes such as incontinence, falls, and frailty. Psychosocial issues affecting elderly patients such as loneliness and end-of-life care are also addressed.
Our wound care team provides specialized services, including treatments for difficult-to-heal pressure wounds.
Discharge and medical care at home
Caregivers and spouses can often be overwhelmed with the responsibility of managing the medications and problems of patients recently released from the hospital. Once at home, if indicated, patients can receive a home visit from a member of our geriatric team, ensuring the coordination and continuity of their medical care.
Community and nursing home liaison
The ACE Unit serves as a bridge between hospital and community healthcare providers. Discharged patients are given a comprehensive discharge plan, that, if needed, includes a one-time home visit by our nurse practitioner, continued follow-up by geriatric specialists, and referrals to community services. Pharmacists ensure an appropriate understanding of discharge medications. Maimonides has long-established relationships with many nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Brooklyn.
We provide primary care and consultation for elderly patients, including a comprehensive assessment of physical, mental, psychosocial, and functional status in an outpatient setting.
We assure your care is coordinated with other specialists, home care providers, emergency, and hospital staff. We accept most major health insurances. Please call (718) 283-7071 to confirm.
Our team specializes in geriatric medicine, geriatric nursing, and social work. We provide individualized and holistic care plans for our patients, focusing on the whole patient, their family, and their home environment.
Our team manages geriatric care across the continuum from hospitalization to outpatient and home medical care, as well as coordinates with nursing home and social services.
Geriatric Outpatient Practice
4915 Tenth Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11219 (Entrance on 49th Street)