Geriatrics

Innovative care for mature minds and bodies

These days, getting older doesn’t have to mean that you feel older. Your health, medications and long-term treatment may be on your mind. Our IU Health geriatric team will help you feel and be your best as you mature.

Our geriatric care team works closely with your doctor and other care providers. We create specialized treatment plans related to aging bodies and minds. We offer innovative care for complex diseases.

Our experts generally work with people over age 65. We also work with patients who have early-onset mental and physical conditions.

As you age, your body responds differently to medication, and treatments as you age. What worked years ago may not work the same today. We can help find the right solutions for you.

Do I need to see a geriatrician?

We see patients who are 65 years of age or older, with one or more of the following:

When patients are in one of those categories, we provide care for those who need assistance with the following:

  • Medication management
  • Caregiver issues
  • Needs advance directives or advanced care planning

Patients can self-schedule with our providers or may be referred from their primary care provider.

Your Care Team

At IU Health, our experts in geriatric care include:

  • Physicians
  • Advanced practice providers
  • Nurse coordinators
  • Medical assistants
  • Social workers
  • Specialty consultants

Together, they work together to build the best plan for you. Their training focuses on the needs of older patients. Every patient deserves respect, dignity and care that fits their lifestyle and health goals.

Our Approach to Geriatric Care

Our geriatric care team works closely with your doctor and other care providers. We create specialized treatment plans related to aging bodies and minds. We offer innovative care for complex diseases.

Our experts generally work with people over age 65. We also work with patients who have early-onset mental and physical conditions.

As you age, your body responds differently to medication, and treatments as you age. What worked years ago may not work the same today. We can help find the right solutions for you.

Do I need to see a geriatrician?

We see patients who are 65 years of age or older, with one or more of the following:

When patients are in one of those categories, we provide care for those who need assistance with the following:

  • Medication management
  • Caregiver issues
  • Needs advance directives or advanced care planning

Patients can self-schedule with our providers or may be referred from their primary care provider.

Your Care Team

At IU Health, our experts in geriatric care include:

  • Physicians
  • Advanced practice providers
  • Nurse coordinators
  • Medical assistants
  • Social workers
  • Specialty consultants

Together, they work together to build the best plan for you. Their training focuses on the needs of older patients. Every patient deserves respect, dignity and care that fits their lifestyle and health goals.

We are proud to be the only nationally ranked geriatrics program in Indiana. We are ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2021-22 edition of America’s Best Hospitals.

Geriatric Care Specialties

Senior Health Center

The Senior Health Center treats diseases of aging. Our center has an emphasis on the following:

  • Memory loss and confusion
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Osteoporosis
  • Falls
  • Multiple chronic illnesses
  • Mobility and decline in function
  • Medicine problems
GRACE Program

GRACE is a home-based Geriatric program. We work with you in your home to manage health problems and monitor changing care needs including social services.

ACE (Acute Care of Elders) Program

ACE is an inpatient consults program at IU Health Methodist Hospital and IU Health West Hospital.

We supplement inpatient care with an emphasis on key geriatric syndromes, falls, and declines in Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs).

Nursing Home Service

Our providers oversee care at nursing home facilities in and around Indianapolis, with a focus on skilled nursing care and long-term care.

Why IU Health for Geriatric Care

We are proud to be the only nationally ranked geriatrics program in Indiana. We are ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2021-22 edition of America’s Best Hospitals.

Geriatric Care Specialties

Senior Health Center

The Senior Health Center treats diseases of aging. Our center has an emphasis on the following:

  • Memory loss and confusion
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Osteoporosis
  • Falls
  • Multiple chronic illnesses
  • Mobility and decline in function
  • Medicine problems
GRACE Program

GRACE is a home-based Geriatric program. We work with you in your home to manage health problems and monitor changing care needs including social services.

ACE (Acute Care of Elders) Program

ACE is an inpatient consults program at IU Health Methodist Hospital and IU Health West Hospital.

We supplement inpatient care with an emphasis on key geriatric syndromes, falls, and declines in Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs).

Nursing Home Service

Our providers oversee care at nursing home facilities in and around Indianapolis, with a focus on skilled nursing care and long-term care.

Related Services and Conditions for Geriatrics

Patient Stories for Geriatrics

AARP

The AARP provides information of interest to seniors of all ages. This area of their website focuses on health issues and ways to maximize your quality of life.

American Geriatric Society

This website offers extensive health information useful to older adults. It includes information about medications and possible harmful interactions.

IU Center for Aging Research (IU-CAR)

The Center for Aging Research researches topics that affect the aging population, including brain health, decision-making, physical fitness, transitional care, nursing home care, and medication use.

National Council on Aging

This website focuses on common health issues, ways to avoid common dangers facing seniors and ways to improve your health.

Resources

AARP

The AARP provides information of interest to seniors of all ages. This area of their website focuses on health issues and ways to maximize your quality of life.

American Geriatric Society

This website offers extensive health information useful to older adults. It includes information about medications and possible harmful interactions.

IU Center for Aging Research (IU-CAR)

The Center for Aging Research researches topics that affect the aging population, including brain health, decision-making, physical fitness, transitional care, nursing home care, and medication use.

National Council on Aging

This website focuses on common health issues, ways to avoid common dangers facing seniors and ways to improve your health.