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Geriatric Care

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MaineGeneral's geriatric specialists provide evaluation and treatment of problems that are unique to older people, including:

  • Memory problems
  • Depression
  • Falls and unsteadiness
  • Poor nutrition
  • Problems with self-care
  • Complex chronic medical conditions.

Recognizing the need for specialized services, the Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency Program offers doctors special training in geriatric care through a Geriatric Fellowship program.

Our geriatric physicians are closely linked to MaineGeneral's Alzheimer's Care Center in Gardiner and our two long-term care facilities, MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Long Term at Gray Birch and MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Long Term Care at Glenridge.

They also provide consultation to primary care physicians and specialists.

We offer geriatric evaluations to assess dementia. These are done by a geriatrician and a social worker/nurse. We send a detailed report to each patient's primary care physician and make recommendations for treatment.

We also provide help to family members with education and support services.

To arrange a geriatric evaluation, call 626-1564.