Senior Services

Welcome to North Shore-LIJ Health System's Healthy Aging Guide!


All older adults should have a primary care physician (internist, family practitioner, geriatrician) who is interested in their special needs and can refer them to subspecialists when necessary.

Are you recovering from an illness, injury or surgery after a hospital or rehabilitation stay? Are you at home and coping with a new illness or a change in your condition?

Geriatrics is the subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the health and well-being of older adults.

Area Aging Agencies provide general Information about locating and financing services to help people in their homes (home-delivered meals, case management, chore services, respite).

North Shore-LIJ Health System offers a full range of rehabilitative services, from acute rehabilitation in a hospital to physical therapy in your own home.

Skilled nursing facility care, nursing homes and long-term care services.

Hospice is personalized medical care and emotional comfort for patients and families facing the last stages of a life-limiting illness. The philosophy is to care for the patient's mind, body and spirit and to support their families so they can enjoy each day they have together.

Whether the problem is memory loss, mood disturbance, depression, anxiety or difficulty coping with losses and transitions, or behavioral disturbances that interfere with care at home or in a long-term setting, Geriatric Psychiatry Programs will work with a patient and his or her support system to relieve symptoms and maximize quality of life.

Last Update

July 12, 2011
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