Geriatrics: Specialized Care for Older Adults 
 
 
 
 
 

As we age, our health care needs change and certain illnesses and disabilities are more common in older adults.

Some older adults develop a number of health issues including frailty, incontinence, frequent falls, problems with memory, dementia and medication-related side effects.

Finding the right health care team to address these issues can be hard for seniors and their families, but Des Peres Hospital can help.

At Des Peres Hospital, we provide a wide range of services designed for older adults, including:

  • Senior Care Clinic that offers everything you need from general checkups to outpatient services with care provided by a team that specializes in the care of older adults
  • Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit that is designed to meet the care considerations of older patients and to reduce their risk of developing complications. Our goal is to provide a caring, comfortable environment where patients can reach their highest functioning ability – while maintaining their personal dignity and independence.

Learn more about our senior care services and geriatric medicine specialty by browsing through this section.  We can also help you find a physician who specializes in the care of older adults: just click or call us at 314-966-9313 for an appointment in our Senior Care Clinic.

 
 
 
 
 
RELATED INFORMATION
Geriatrics: Specialized Care for Older Adults
[Hospital Information & Services]
Senior Care Clinic
[Hospital Information & Services]
Heart Care
[Hospital Information & Services]
What is Geriatrics?
[Hospital Information & Services]
Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit
[Hospital Information & Services]
Heart Care
[Hospital Information & Services]
Resources for Seniors and their Families
[Hospital Information & Services]
Heart Care
[Health Resources]
Routine Heart Care Similar From Nurse Practitioners, Doctors: Study
[Health Resources]
Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds
[Health Resources]
More...