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.
Geriatrics (Senior Care) at Lake Forest Hospital
As people age, they typically face a growing number of medical issues. Whether these issues affect the mind or the body, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital has the experts on staff to treat the person with compassion, care and the latest in medical advancements. Whether an orthopedic surgeon, rehabilitation specialist or cardiologist is needed, we have the top-level physicians you need, and the compassion and care you’ve come to expect.
At Westmoreland Nursing Center, care is customized to meet the individual needs of our guests. Our dedicated staff has an average tenure of more than twelve years and is committed to providing the best short- and long-term care.
Located on Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital’s beautiful wooded campus, Westmoreland provides 24-hour nursing care in a secure environment. As a comprehensive nursing facility, Westmoreland is able to provide skilled nursing services, adult day care, respite care, hospice, on-site physical and occupational therapy, and speech therapy with access to all that Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital has to offer. We also offer a specialized dementia program, extended care program and osteoporosis screening.
In the News
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.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
675 North St Clair
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Hours of Operation
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.
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
660 N Westmoreland Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045