Senior Care and Geriatric Medicine

We understand that getting older can present you or your loved ones with serious health challenges, including osteoporosis, depression, sleep disorders, memory loss and other healthcare burdens. Dedicated care teams at Nuvance Health™ help adults 65 and older stay as healthy and independent as possible.

Find a Geriatrician
With our network of specialists, Nuvance Health™ is committed to helping adults 65 and older stay as healthy and independent as possible. Patients, families and caregivers receive personalized treatment plans focused on the unique challenges of aging. We work closely with you and your primary care team to maximize wellness at every stage life.

Geriatrics Care at Nuvance Health: Why Choose Us?

A team approach allows you or loved ones to receive coordinated care that lets you focus on wellness. You receive services that meet your needs, at your stage of life, at convenient locations, close to home. Highlights of our program include:

  • A team approach.
    Together, the specialists at Nuvance Health deliver seamless care that combines advanced therapies with the support you need.
  • Primary care
    Regular check-ups are important for health education and identifying medical issues early on. The primary care team works closely with you to treat and prevent chronic conditions. We discuss long-term strategies to help you live a healthy lifestyle.
  • Convenience
    You receive services where you need them, whether it’s a hospital, rehabilitation clinic or outpatient setting.
Treatment Options
If you or loved ones are dealing with an injury, memory loss, depression or grief, we offer services to help. They include:
  • Balance and gait education
  • Proper nutrition support
  • Advanced testing and treatment for memory and cognitive disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease
  • Care for depression and anxiety
  • Treatment for acute and chronic illnesses like diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, and more
  • Rehabilitation therapy
  • Routine wellness screenings
  • Medication management
  • Bereavement support

Supportive Services for Seniors

We also offer resources and compassionate support for you and loved ones, including:

  • Caregiver support groups
  • Adjusting to aging support groups
  • Balance clinics
  • Referrals to community programs and service
  • Palliative care guidance (options for symptom-relief when illness progresses and curative treatment is no longer the goal)
Primary Care Support
The skilled primary care teams at Nuvance Health understand geriatric care and the nuances of aging. Your primary care provider (PCP) is your first stop for answers to aging questions, concerns or challenges. Your PCP also partners with specialists, establishing a strong care team to support you throughout all stages of life. Find a Nuvance Health primary care doctor.

Older adults are strongly encouraged to have an Annual Wellness Visit. While not a head-to-toe physical exam, this one-on-one discussion with your provider is covered by Medicare and includes: Medical and family history review
  • Focus on your overall health and preventive care
  • Discussion about your medications and specialty care
  • Routine measurements of height, weight and body mass index
  • Environmental safety, depression and dementia screening
  • Advanced care planning


Your annual wellness visit will enable you to take an active role in your health and treatment plan. Learn more about covered Medicare preventive services.

Center for Healthy Aging
You or loved ones may receive care for a range of geriatric and aging issues at The Center for Healthy Aging, located on the campus of Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY. Specialists from a number of medical specialties help those who are eligible manage issues including memory loss, gait and balance, medication management and more.
Eligible individuals include adults 65 and older who have experienced falls and a change or decline in their physical mobility. They also include patients with cognitive disorders and/or memory loss, including Alzheimer’s disease.

The center’s medical director is a family practice physician with fellowship training in geriatrics. A licensed social worker specializes in geriatrics and caregiver support, offering you experience and compassionate care.
Geri-Ortho Program

Adults 65 and older who are hospitalized or at risk for acute fractures (broken bones) receive personal attention based on their condition. The skilled team also evaluates bone health for signs of osteoporosis (bone weakening).

Behavioral and Mental Health

Mood and memory changes can occur as you age. The specialized care teams at Nuvance Health are specially trained to address these challenges. You receive diagnostic assessment and treatment that includes your primary care provider and community resources as needed.

You receive compassionate, customized services that help you stay as independent as possible and pursue the activities you enjoy. The team prioritizes your personal goals and health while working to relieve symptoms from issues such as depression and dementia.

 

The team takes special care to help you function as safely as possible with the support you need.

Learn more about our Behavioral Health Services.

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