About Yale Geriatrics

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Our origins go back fifty years, to 1968, when the Continuing Care Unit was created at Yale-New Haven Hospital to assist older patients who had lost function during hospitalization to return home.

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 Programs

Clinical initiatives at Yale include the Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center, a special Acute Care for the Elderly Unit at Yale-New Haven Hospital, a innovative co-treatment program...


Interventions to Improve Patient Care

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,...