As you age, you may require care that is different or more complex than what you previously received. We recognize that this can be hard for you and your family. At Mount Sinai, our Geriatrics experts will work with you and your family members to make your healthcare journey as effortless as possible. We offer personalized care throughout a variety of treatments and services.
The Geriatrics Department at Mount Sinai offers a comprehensive approach to your care including robust inpatient, outpatient, community, and home-based service options. We manage your inpatient care with Geriatric-specific expertise and treatment options. We also maintain close contact with your other doctors to ensure a safe, seamless continuity of care from hospital to home.
- A centralized source of individualized patient and family care provided by specialist geriatric physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and social workers
- Complementary and integrative therapies to supplement traditional medical treatments
- Programs for caregivers and the community
- Coordination of care and referrals to other appropriate physicians and services
Our at-home programs include the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program, and Mount Sinai at Home, collaborations with the Department of Medicine, which bring high-quality medical care to patients with complex, serious illnesses in the setting most appropriate to them.
Research and Innovation
We participate in a number of important research initiatives involving aging and palliative care. These initiatives include:
- Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, James J. Peters VA Medical Center, which also provides a broad range of inpatient and outpatient geriatric and palliative care services for veterans
- Research Institute on Aging at The New Jewish Home, which provides long-term care through our affiliated 514-bed teaching nursing home
- The Center to Advance Palliative Care, a national organization that provides health care professionals with practice tools, training, and technical assistance. The Center is the leading resource for palliative care program development, including the Palliative Care Leadership Centers, which focus on international training and mentoring initiatives.
- The National Palliative Care Research Center stimulates, develops, and funds research directed at improving care for seriously ill patients and their families. This Center provides a virtual home for researchers at medical facilities and universities throughout the country. In partnership with the Center to Advance Palliative Care, the Center rapidly translates findings into clinical practice.
At Mount Sinai, we invest in scientists who can significantly advance the field of geriatrics and palliative care.
Impact of Philanthropy
We could not provide, sustain, and increase our programs and services without the extraordinary generosity of our major donors. Their assistance enables us to help the patients and families we serve. We work with donors that share our goals for the field of health care and for our individual patients. We strive to give the best possible quality of life to people facing serious illness. Donor gifts support education, patient care, and research and innovation.
We thank our donors and supporters who have helped us improve the lives of patients, families, and caregivers, as well as the learning of students and physicians, for almost 30 years. Make a gift