Providence Portland Medical Center
Caring for Older Adults
Each day in Oregon, 900 older adults are seen by a Providence primary care provider, 300 seek emergency medical care at a Providence facility, and 75 are admitted to a Providence hospital. Most of these 900 patients will receive care from clinicians who have no specialized training in treating patients over the age of 65. In fact, fewer than 2% are likely be seen by a geriatrician.
The team at Providence Senior Health aims to change that. Together, we can improve care for older adults by providing customized, specialized care to meet the need of each patient and their family.
Providence Senior Health provides a variety of programs for older patients and their families:
- Age-friendly health care
- Geriatric mini-fellowships and geriatric education to train providers
- Programs to reduce risk of falls
- Specialized care for patients with dementia