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Vital Care: Age-Friendly Health Services

Aging patient care

Providing high-quality, goal-based and patient & family-centered care for older adults remains a top priority at our medical center. Led by strong and collaborative divisions of Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Mental Health and Memory Care, the care of the older adult is paramount to our mission.

Doctor listens to heartbeat of her elderly patientOur goal is to:

  • Increase access to high quality geriatrics care across the University and our region
  • Disseminate geriatrics best-practices and models of care across UR Medicine
  • Expand regional geriatrics outreach via technology and telehealth
  • Lead the nation in geriatrics workforce development
  • Transform URMC into an Age-Friendly Health System

Premier Clinical Programs—Setting the Stage for an Age-Friendly Health System

Dr. Daniel Mendelson with patient

Geriatric Fracture Centers

The Geriatric Fracture Center, established at Highland Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital, is a co-management model that uses patient-centered, protocol-driven care to standardize the care of older adults with fragility fractures. This innovative program, which promotes shared decision making and frequent communication to improve clinically relevant outcomes, has been disseminated and replicated world-wide.


Geriatric Telepsychiatry

Our telepsychiatry program provides consultations, across New York State, to multidisciplinary teams working with residents in skilled nursing facilities and patients in rural hospitals. Our work is uniquely linked with our Project ECHO®-GeMH program, a nationally recognized telementoring program designed to share our geriatric mental health expertise to create better outcomes for older adults living in skilled nursing facilities.

Providing Health Services

Geriatric Oncology

Wilmot’s Geriatric Oncology Clinic is one of the few programs in the nation that specializes in providing highly customized care and comprehensive geriatric assessment to older patients with cancer. The clinic is home to several physicians who are board certified in both geriatrics and oncology and serves as Rochester’s premier clinical, educational and research hub for understanding and assessing older adults with cancer.