Department of Medicine

Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Healthcare


The Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine in the Department of Medicine treats and manages the care of the aging patient through its Senior Care Clinic.

Our physicians, geriatric nurse practitioner, and social workers offer a variety of clinical services to older patients, including comprehensive geriatric assessment; in-hospital consultation; comprehensive long-term care; end-of-life symptom control; coordination of determination of competency; medication education and compliance; wound care program; falls analysis and prevention; functional assessment; advance directives counseling; long-term care information; patient, family and caregiver counseling; community resource information; screening for dementia and depression; education on dementia and related issues; research on early detection and treatment of memory problems; and house calls.

Learn more about the Senior Care Clinic by visiting our healthcare website or call (713) 798-3967 for an appointment.