We understand that our oldest patients may need a wide range of specialized care, from daily management of chronic conditions to end-of-life care. That’s why we’ve created a unique model of care with the goal of breaking the readmission cycle that often affects the elderly. We do this by treating the underlying health issues that often lead to crises, rather than simply treating the symptoms of the crisis.
The North Memorial Difference
- We provide the fullest scope of senior care in the Twin Cities – routine, acute, and chronic, along with palliative care and inpatient and residential hospices.
- Our health care professionals are specially-trained to understand the unique health care issues of the elderly.
- North Memorial Medical Center was the first hospital in Minnesota to offer an inpatient unit specifically designed to address the acute care needs of frail, aging adults.
- Through TotalCare, our geriatric specialists work with patients and their families to give seniors the best possible healthcare in long-term care, transitional care, assisted living and hospice settings to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations.
Whether it’s in one of our primary care clinics, our emergency department or inpatient unit, we’re dedicated to caring for the frail and elderly. We’re also working with senior nursing facilities to provide managed, coordinated care in the northwest suburbs.
Our unique model also includes health care professionals, who are specially-trained to understand the health care issues of the elderly. This care is offered through coordinated care at area skilled nursing facilities as well as: