Elderly Care (Geriatrics)

The U-M Geriatrics Center offers comprehensive health care and services to our aging community. Our goal is to help adults over the age of 70 lead healthier and more satisfying lives. As one of the nation’s premier geriatrics centers, we are a leader in the provision of exceptional patient care, research on aging and training physicians and other health care professionals to treat the specific needs of the older population. We have long been recognized as one of the country's best geriatrics programs by U.S. News and World Report.

Geriatrics Center physicians are highly-trained specialists who have specific expertise in caring for older patients, who often have multiple chronic conditions or who may be confused or frail. Our team includes social workers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists and medical assistants as well as physicians. All Geriatrics Center staff members have special training and an interest in working with older adults.

The Geriatrics Center’s Turner Geriatric Clinic offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment of older adults by board-certified Geriatric Medicine physicians. We can provide you with ongoing primary care or coordinate your care with your regular physician. The Geriatrics Center Specialty Clinics offer multiple specialty services in the same, convenient location at the U-M East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatrics Center.

Geriatric Care

Services available in our clinics include evaluation and treatment of many different diseases and conditions impacting the older adult, including:

  • Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Falls and Mobility
  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Incontinence
  • Memory Loss
  • Osteoporosis
  • Neuro-degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s
  • Hospice

In addition, our team of experts addresses many concerns such as nutrition, sexuality and functional independence. A transitional care clinic offers support for patients who have been recently hospitalized. We also offer personal or family counseling with social workers, support groups, and consultations with pharmacy staff.

The Geriatrics Center supports a very active community program for older adults offering opportunities for intellectual and social enrichment.

The University of Michigan and St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor offer Acute Care for Elders (or ACE), an inpatient service dedicated to providing the best possible care for older adults. The unit is at the St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor location. Patients at the ACE unit are cared for by geriatricians and staff from both U-M and St. Joe’s, led by a U-M medical director. Learn more about the ACE unit.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment, please call 734-764-6831.