Our geriatric care team is made up of physicians who work collaboratively with nurse practitioners and physician assistants to provide care for residents of area long-term care and assisted living facilities.
We travel to our facilities a number of times per week, which helps reduce the need for family members to schedule and transport patients to doctors’ offices. In addition, we provide on-call coverage to facility staff for urgent medical issues 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. This provides responsive medical support necessary to keep patients out of hospitals.
Specialized assessment & management of geriatric syndromes:
- Fall assessment
- Urinary incontinence
- Weight loss
- Polypharmacy evaluation (too many medicines)
- Behavioral evaluation for depression and related mood disorders
- Dementia evaluation & ongoing management, including Alzheimer’s
- Skin & wound care
- Pain management
Residents in a skilled nursing facility may also receive physical, occupational, and other rehabilitative therapies following an accident, illness, or hospital stay. Many of our facilities provide in-house rehab therapies, however, we also use other agencies that provide services directly to our patients within the facilities.
Assisted Living/Independent Living
Assisted living facilities offer a housing alternative for older adults who may need help with dressing, bathing, eating, and toileting, but do not require the intensive medical and nursing care provided in nursing homes.
A nursing home or Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) is a health care facility for individuals who are disabled, elderly, or non-acutely ill, usually providing less intensive care than that offered at a hospital or skilled nursing facility. However, nearly all residents in a nursing home have the need for some type of medical oversite. The staff of nursing homes are supervised by registered nurses and physicians.
Medical Director Services
Dr. Ari Berman is an American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) certified medical director. The AMDA is a professional association of medical directors, attending physicians, and others practicing in the long-term care continuum. It is dedicated to excellence in patient care and provides education, advocacy, information, and professional development to promote the delivery of quality long term care medicine. The association has grown to be a recognized expert on clinical practice and physician leadership in long term care.
Palliative Care focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients with serious illness. It is appropriate for patients in all disease stages.