Although elderly emergency department patients are not routinely screened for delirium, a Cleveland Clinic geriatrician is making a case for why that should change, showing that even a 60-second test can accurately detect confused patients who may otherwise slip through the cracks.
Care by phone allows med students to continue geriatric rotation and unearths some serious health concerns.
According to the World Health Organization, more than 95% of COVID-19 deaths have been among people over the age of 60. At Cleveland Clinic, the Center for Geriatric Medicine is finding innovative ways to guide the elderly in the Greater Cleveland community through this health crisis.
New Healthcare Partner Councils replace Patient and Family Advisory Councils in an effort to build relationship-centered care.
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Yes, there is time to get the whole picture: seniors can spend an hour with a physician, digging below the surface questions and making plans for a longer, healthier life. And it’s fully covered.
In October, Ardeshir Z. Hashmi, MD, took the helm as Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Geriatric Medicine. He is a proven leader who holds fast to traditional care for the geriatric population, while integrating current technologies and approaches to care.