Geriatrics

Older adults at Mount Sinai are served in various settings throughout the medical center, including Internal Medicine Associates (IMA), Phyllis and Lee Coffey Geriatrics Associates, and other specialty clinics and inpatient units. Social workers in geriatric practices provide individual and family counseling about the specific challenges of aging. They also assist with transportation, home support services, and the acquisition and maintenance of benefits such as Medicare/Medicaid. Referrals to Adult Day Programs and Senior Centers are also facilitated.

Additional support services are also available to patients and their families through the Caregivers and Professionals Partnership (CAPP) Caregiver Resource Center which offers supportive services to caregivers of ill or disabled adults; and through Palliative Care, which focuses on the relief of suffering and the best possible quality of life for patients and family through symptom management, promotion of physical and psychological comfort, and psycho-social support. Referrals to Palliative Care must be with the knowledge and approval of the patient’s attending physician.