To meet the often complex needs of older adults, UPMC has grown to encompass not only one of the largest clinical geriatric programs in the country, but also the largest concentration of geriatric psychiatrists. With its main campus in Allegheny County, PA and locations throughout western Pennsylvania, UPMC offers a number of services geared toward older adults and their families.
The Division of Geriatric Medicine at UPMC is one of the largest and most respected programs in the country. Led by Neil M. Resnick, MD, Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine, its mission is to enhance the health of older adults by providing superb clinical care, by training others to do the same, and by conducting research to ensure that tomorrow’s care will be better than today’s.
The Acute Care and Transitions Program (ACT) at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, a geriatric health care program for both men and women specializes in medical problems that most frequently affect older adults.
The UPMC Living-At-Home program provides care coordination for ongoing in-home care for older adults to help seniors live independently as long as possible.
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment is a way that health care professionals collect information to allow for an evaluation of health status and functional abilities in a number of different areas including:
The information is then organized in a care plan to provide the supportive information to help older adults get connected with the supportive resources they may need.
A joint program of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh, the Center for Assistive Technology has emerged as a leader and innovator in the assistive technology field. CAT is located in Oakland and offers innovative solutions for individuals with disabilities who need assistive technology for mobility, hearing, speech, and other everyday needs.
The University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) is one of the nation’s leading research centers specializing in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Through outpatient evaluations, participants and their families receive state-of-the-art diagnostic assessments and contribute to the scientific study of Alzheimer’s disease.
The UPMC Center for Audiology and Hearing Aids performs routine and specialized hearing evaluations and provides treatment for permanent hearing loss, including hearing aids, cochlear implants, and other assistive listening devices. The Center’s goal is to provide evidence-based care related to hearing loss and communication challenges to ensure the best possible individualized solution for each person.