Our Senior Care Program is staffed by faculty members of the internationally recognized Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. We also have a social worker and nutritionist on staff.
The older population often has special needs that are best cared for by a geriatrician, a professional who attends to the medical, social, psychological and functional needs of seniors.
Geriatricians are experts at treating patients with multiple medical problems to optimize the quality of life and functional ability of their patients. Ailments that geriatricians address include memory impairment (Alzheimer's disease), arthritis, chronic heart and lung disease, incontinence, osteoporosis, Parkinson's disease, vision and hearing problems and stroke. Geriatricians carefully review individual prescription and over-the-counter medications during every outpatient visit to ensure the dosage of each drug is appropriate and not causing harmful side effects.
Senior Care Program Services
- Comprehensive geriatric assessments
- Nutritional counseling
- Referrals for sub-specialty consultation
- Assistance with making appointments
- Assistance with completion of transportation forms
- Linkage to community resources
- Educational and physical health programs
- Geriatric Alcoholism/Chemical Dependency Program (“It's Never Too Late”)
Our senior care representatives are available to help you and your family with any medications or social needs you may have when you call the Senior Care Program at (718) 883-4343.
Our Senior Care Program is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. We draw labs Wednesdays only from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We offer compassionate, high quality care at the following conveniently located sites:
Queens Hospital Center Pavilion
82-68 164th Street
Jamaica, New York 11432
South Queens Multi-Service Center
114-02 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard
Jamaica, New York 11434
Robert Couche Senior Center
137-57 Farmers Boulevard
Springfield Gardens, New York 11434