The geriatrics curriculum prepares residents to identify and manage the physical, psychological, and social health concerns of older adults. Residents collaborate with faculty who have expertise in heath services, home care, and nutritional services to gain a better understanding of the unique needs of the fastest growing population in the United States. In fact many recent graduates have continued training in this field by completing the University of Cincinnati Geriatrics Fellowship.
MAPLE KNOLL VILLAGE
Residents gain experience in longitudinal nursing home training by caring for patients at this local nursing home in their second and third years. Sessions are once a month and lead by geriatrics faculty and fellows.
HOME VISIT PROGRAM
In the context of a changing health care system our program is always on the forefront of trying new methods of health care delivery- even if that means reaching back into the history books. But this isn't your grandfather's house call and residents are armed with the technology and EMR to perform a complete 21st century clinical assessment in a patient's home. Starting during the intern year residents make home visits to geriatric and home-bound patients in the local community with the options to continue these throughout residency. Spearheaded by a recent graduate, Dr. Anna Goroncy, the home visit program further expands our ability to reach the most vulnerable patients in Cincinnati.