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Gerontology

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University of Miami Health System Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine seeks to provide older persons with improved health, independence, and quality of life. Specific concerns are the aging process; the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of health care problems; and the social and economic conditions that affect the health care of the elderly.

UHealth’s Gerontology team of medical and science professionals pursues the following goals:

Apply innovative interdisciplinary models for delivering, teaching, and improving elder/senior care
Train health professionals, students, staff, and practitioners in best practices in models of senior care
Explicate a cellular and molecular theory for aging and age-related disease
Specialties:

UHealth Gerontology provides a broad spectrum of patient care services including:

  • Home care
  • Primary outpatient care
  • Subacute care
  • Comprehensive geriatric assessment
  • Acute care
  • Long-term care