Geriatric Consultation Service

Physicians of the department provide consultations for all departments of the two Hadassah University hospitals. They also provide consultation regarding the facilitation of early discharge and mobilizing appropriate community services for the patient at home. They recommend and make referrals to appropriate long term care facilities or to sub-acute geriatric medicine departments and they provide the direct link to the Home Hospitalization program of the Clalit health fund.

We employ popular, successful and innovative methods. Additionally, the department uses equipment such as support belts, pressure bandages and more. Occupational therapy contributes a lot to rehabilitating coordination, balance, range of motion of damaged joints, memory and concentration.

Additionally, our physicians provide consultation regarding rehabilitative serves for our geriatric patients. They recommend and make referrals when needed for hospitalization in the rehabilitation department or in other appropriate long term rehabilitation or care facilities.