Patient Care Services

Dr. Joseph Nnodim and patient

The Division, along with the Geriatrics Center and Adult Palliative Medicine Program, offers a full array of interdisciplinary clinical services and programs as part of our mission to provide our community with the kind of comprehensive, innovative healthcare they deserve.

Acute Care for Elders (ACE) unit - A state-of-the-art inpatient hospital unit specially-designed for senior patients, provides geriatric care in collaboration with St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor.

Adult palliative care - U-M offers a range of inpatient and outpatient services across the health system for patients with serious illnesses, and those approaching the end of life.

Hospital inpatient care - We provide inpatient care through a geriatric consult team based at U-M Hospital, as well as an Elder Life Program designed to help hospitalized patients maintain their well-being.

Primary care clinic - Located at East Ann Arbor Health & Geriatrics Center, we have a comprehensive primary care clinic for treating the health issues common in older adults.

Social work - Geriatrics social workers provide an array of services for clinic patients, supplementing medical visits with further information, counseling, and assistance.

Specialty care clinics - In addition to primary care, the East Ann Arbor geriatrics clinic offers numerous specialty services: a blood pressure clinic, a clinic for Chinese-speaking patients, endocrinology and diabetes care, foot care, gastroenterology, incontinence, mobility enhancement, nephrology, neurology (cognitive disorders as well as movement disorders), deep brain stimulation, palliative and supportive care, psychiatry, rheumatology, social work, and transitional care.

Sub-Acute and long-term care - The Sub-Acute Care program partners with several local nursing facilities to help patients transition from hospital to rehabilitation, resulting in fewer readmissions and complications.

Transitional care clinic - This clinic helps older patients transition to or from a medical facility, addressing the inherent issues of short- or long-term stays in hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation facilities.

Veterans care - The Division works closely with the Ann Arbor VA, with U-M faculty and fellows providing a variety of geriatric and palliative services, including long-term and home-based care, through both the VA Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, and the VA Community Living Center.