Senior Health Services

Senior Health CoupleThe natural process of aging can be associated with many conditions that change a person’s general health, physical functioning, psychological health, cognition and lifestyle.

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin provides access to primary care physicians and specialists to meet the needs of older adults. Our physicians are board certified and trained in caring for older adults. Our primary care clinics are conveniently located in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties, making it easy to find a primary care physician near your home. And for added convenience, many of our primary care clinics have additional on-site services including imaging, mammography and lab.

Accurate diagnosis and treatment often involve a team effort. When appropriate, our primary care physicians will coordinate treatment with specialists at Froedtert & the Medical College who are experts in caring for the needs of older adults.

Specialty Services for Older Adults

Senior Health Memory and Mood Disorders Clinic

Our geropsychiatrists are trained in the mental health needs and specific syndromes faced by older adults. They specialize in disorders such as Alzheimer’ dementia, delirium, other conditions that affect memory and the ability to function in daily activities of life, and late-life depression, anxiety and psychotic disorders. Our geropsychiatrists Joe Goveas, MD, Harold Harsch, MD and Dami Salami, MD, see patients at North Hills Health Center in Menomonee Falls.

Acute Care for the Elderly

Acute Care for the Elderly is a geriatric consultation service that seeks to improve the care of vulnerable older patients (over age 65) who are hospitalized at Froedtert Hospital. The goal is to reduce the impact of hospitalization on a patient and maximize function and health. This is done by screening patients who are at high risk of complications while in the hospital and providing consultation to patients and care teams that request it. All members of the patient’s care team are involved, including physicians, nurses, social workers, therapists, pharmacists, dietitians, and the patient and family.

Memory Disorders Program

Adults living with dementia or other memory disorders can receive comprehensive care throughout their illness through this program. Family members also receive support as they cope with new challenges. Learn more about the Memory Disorders Program.