Geriatrics

  • text size:
  • or

A Geriatric Assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of the older adult by a team of health care professionals who specialize in geriatrics (the care of the elderly). Hunterdon Medical Center’s Geriatric Assessment Team looks at all areas of life – health habits, medications, social support, physical abilities, emotional health, and the environment – to help the seniors and family members adjust to the transitions associated with aging. The goal is to help elders live life to the fullest and help family members provide the best care possible.

Hunterdon Medical Center is one of 300 hospitals in North America to be designated a NICHE hospital. NICHE is the only national designation for nursing excellence indicating a hospital’s commitment to elder care excellence.

In addition to the Geriatric Assessment, The Hunterdon Center for Healthy Aging offers the following educational programs:

55 Alive

This defensive driving course, co-sponsored with the AARP, is offered for drivers over 50 every month.

The Aging Experience

In this sensitivity training program for professional and non-professional caregivers, participants learn and feel what it is like to be aged.

Support Groups

A caregivers support group for nurses and an arthritis support group are offered at Hunterdon Medical Center. For more information please call (908) 788-6373.

Speaker’s Bureau

If your club or organization would like to host a presentation on a health topic or issue, please contact our Speaker’s Bureau to make arrangements.

Ways to Give

ways to give

view all
News Room

news room

view all
Health Library

healthcare library

view all
Event Calendar

Hunterdon Healthcare offers an array of educational events, including childbirth, healthy living and fitness classes.

LEARN MORE
Health and Wellness Centers

Where health and fitness meet to help you stay healthy at every age.

LEARN MORE
Health Resource Library

Hunterdon Healthcare is pleased to provide our website visitors with this comprehensive Health Resource Library.

LEARN MORE