At UCLA Health - Santa Monica Medical Center, UCLA Geriatricians provide holistic hospital geriatric care for older patients on a special Geriatric Medicine unit with dedicated staff and resources. These staff members include faculty geriatricians and UCLA resident physicians in training; nurses with special training in caring for the geriatric population; physical, occupational and speech therapists; pharmacists; dietitians; social workers; case managers; and spiritual care providers. Our case management team of social workers and case managers assist in short- and long-term care planning. When patients are admitted to our inpatient service, the geriatric faculty communicates with their primary care physicians on a daily basis. We coordinate care through the various transitions that follow hospitalization, including transitioning to post-hospital care rehabilitation facilities, if indicated
In addition, we offer consultative care for elderly persons hospitalized at Ronald Reagan-UCLA Medical Center in Westwood and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital.