The Geriatric Program offered by LMEP allows the family medicine resident the opportunity to care for elderly patients in a variety of clinical settings. This longitudinal experience provides opportunity to care for ambulatory elderly patients and nursing home patients. Residents also make home visits and participate in multidisciplinary geriatric evaluation team efforts. The program assists elderly patients in maintaining their dignity and independence.
The Geriatric Program at LMEP gives residents the opportunity to care for geriatric patients in a variety of clinical settings. They will attend their own panel of elders in their continuity clinic as well following in the hospital, nursing home and home visits. Additionally, a third year Geriatrics rotation allows residents an inside view of leading a multidisciplinary team and how to evaluate healthcare systems for quality improvement in a rehabilitation and nursing center.