About Yale Geriatrics
Since then, we have grown exponentially, with more than 25 faculty members who are dedicated to improving the independence and quality of life of older adults through research, education, and clinical care.
Clinical initiatives at Yale include the Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center, a special Acute Care for the Elderly Unit at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), a innovative co-treatment program in General Surgery at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System (VACHS), and a number of consultative programs at VACHS. The Northeast Medical Group YNHH Geriatric Services cares for individuals in life care centers, assisted living facilities, and skilled nursing facilities.
- Yale Geriatrics faculty members have developed a number of interventions which have had a major impact on the care of older persons, including fall prevention, Confusion Assessment Method, functional decline and disability in older adults (Yale Center for Disability), medical decisions made by older persons, and driving problems in older persons.