Community Geriatrics

Caring for older patients means not only understanding their diseases and knowing who the support people are in their lives, but also creating a plan of care that includes their social, financial and personal goals.

The Gerontology Institute at Sacred Heart Medical Center provides a Community Geriatrics program. Specially trained geriatric doctors and nurses visit patients in long- and short-term rehabilitation facilities, as well as nursing and residential care facilities throughout Eugene and Springfield. These specialists offer services that include treating dementia, wound consults, psychiatric and chronic illness management, behavioral and delirium inpatient consults.