At Mount Sinai, we provide patient-centered, comprehensive care through a team of medical professionals who are highly skilled in the care of older adults. In addition to our specialist geriatrics physicians, our team consists of geriatrics nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and social workers who provide individualized patient and family care.
Our staff utilizes evidence-based practices to help our patients handle changes that come with their condition and treatments. We also create a personalized care plan that incorporates rehabilitation after the inpatient hospital stay has ended. Our inpatient team works alongside home health agencies, visiting nurse services, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and hospices to provide continuous care for our patients.
For many older adults, the hospital can be a hazardous environment. Deconditioning, bed sores, and acute confusion are common complications experienced by hospitalized older adults. For persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, the hospital can be a particularly frightening place. If possible, we avoid or detect potential hospital complications in the early stages or immediately address and treat them.
- Alzheimer's disease and other dementia requiring behavioral stabilization
- Confusion or disorientation not related to an acute medical condition
- Depression and/or suicidal feelings
- Inability to function in other care settings such as a nursing home or assisted living facility
- Psychotic symptoms such as paranoia or hallucinations
- Severe agitation, outbursts, or extreme impulsivity
The Mount Sinai Hospital
At The Mount Sinai Hospital, we deliver specialized interdisciplinary care to hospitalized older adults for the purpose of improving patient outcomes.
Our team consists of geriatricians, nurses, pharmacists, and social workers who provide care for hospitalized geriatric patients. The goal is to reduce hospitalization risks and improve care coordination. In collaboration with you and your family, we create personalized discharge plans to meet your needs, ensure that appropriate outpatient services are in place prior to your discharge, and provide a seamless transition to care outside the hospital.