People are living longer today than ever before. Many seniors live active, healthy and independent lives. Taking steps to maintain your health, such as eating a balanced diet, keeping your mind and body active and getting regular check-ups, can help you live a happier, healthier life.
The Division of Geriatrics provides consultation and comprehensive interdisciplinary services for the physical, emotional, and social well-being of healthy and frail elderly patients with complex medical and psychosocial problems including dementia, incontinence, mobility disorders, Alzheimer's Disease, memory impairment, weight loss, and depression. Osteoporosis evaluations are performed in conjunction with the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation Osteoporosis program.
Northwestern Memorial's Division of Geriatrics works closely with Northwestern University's Buehler Center on Aging to provide a multidisciplinary geriatric evaluation and treatment service. The service draws upon the expertise of geriatricians, clinical nurse specialists and clinical social workers to develop individualized treatment plans that address each patient's medical, functional and emotional needs and promote independence.
In addition, the Division of Geriatrics and the Stone Institute of Psychiatry provide older adult outpatient diagnostic and therapeutic services and inpatient psychiatric care. The hospital's Geriatric Health Ministry works with local clergy and congregation members to develop health counseling, screening and educational programs for seniors, as well as assessments of home-bound or isolated patients.
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Medicare releases the 2009 plan details for Part D and Medicare Advantage
Date: October 22, 2008
CMS last week made available the 2009 plan details for Part D and Medicare Advantage on the Medicare beneficiaries Web site.
Department Chair: Douglas E. Vaughan, MD
Ambulatory Medical Director: Lee A. Lindquist, MD
Division Chief: David W. Baker, MD MPH
675 North St Clair
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Monday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.