Researchers

Geriatric medicine focuses on diagnoses, assessment and treatment in older patients with complex clinical problems. This may comprise the interaction between the patients’ acute illnesses and chronic disorders, the interaction between the patient's acute illnesses and chronic disorder(s):

  • Awareness of the different symptomatology in young versus older patients
  • Early diagnosis and early ambulation
  • Prevention of transfer of the patients between many different departments

Geriatric care requires optimal interdisciplinary and cross-sectional collaboration on many levels:

  • At hospitalisation
  • When planning the course during the hospital stay and after in a dialogue with patients and their relatives at discharge from hospital and follow-up visits

We aim at preventing:

  • Inappropriate medication
  • Recurrence and further hospitalisation
  • Loss of physical abilities
  • Social isolation

Collaborators:

In-hospital:

Outside hospital:

  • The Municipality of Aarhus on early follow-up after discharge to older medical patients that are acutely admitted to hospital