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Our geriatric medicine specialists provide exceptional care for senior patients. To find out more about our services, call 800-UCLA-MD1 or 310-825-2631.

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
  • spiritual care providers 
A doctor speaking with an older male patient

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 at UCLA.