Senior Health Services at OhioHealth
Specialized Care for Older Adults
At OhioHealth, we have the expertise necessary to meet the unique needs of the geriatric population. Our senior health services include both outpatient and inpatient care.
Senior Health Resources
Outpatient Care for Older Adults and Their Caregivers
OhioHealth John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health, puts older adults and their caregivers in touch with OhioHealth services and community resources that best suit their needs, even if they live outside of Ohio including, but not limited to:
- Housing options
- Respite care services
- Counseling services
- Advance directives
- Support groups
- Financial resources
- Home health services
- Other community resources
The Gerlach Center's team of physcians, nurses, social workers and other specialized healthcare professionals can provide guidance and support while helping sort through senior health and lifestyle concerns, such as:
- Trouble managing familiar tasks
- Memory loss
- The coordination of different medications
- Complicated medical issues
- Changes in mood or behavior
- Unintentional weight loss
- Withdrawal, isolation and lack of joy in life
- Concerns with the ability to live alone
- Changes in mobility or daily independent functioning
To learn more, please call OhioHealth John J. Gerlach Center at (614) 566.5858.
Inpatient Care for Older Adults
Grant Medical Center was the first hospital in central Ohio and one of the few in the nation to establish Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit, where we provide care that’s designed to address the unique needs of patients age 70 and older. In this unit, we’re focused on:
Providing treatment using evidence-based medicine for elderly patients
Maintaining patients’ functionality while maximizing their rest
Decreasing the risk of delirium and/or falls, which is otherwise high among elderly patients
Educating patients and their family about their illness and the healing process
In addition, ACE medical staff members support the transition of elderly patients to their home or a skilled nursing facility.
For more information about the ACE Unit at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, please contact us at (614) 566.7257 .