Getting older comes with new challenges, especially to your health. Even if you have always gotten regular check-ups with your physician, you might experience new issues or conditions as you age. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep up with regular check-ups and think about switching to a geriatric practitioner after you reach the age of 65. These doctors specialize in senior care and conditions and that’s a good thing especially if you have a condition that needs monitoring.
New York is home to many wonderful medical centers, practitioners, and hospitals. There are dedicated geriatric providers, many who are nationally ranked, that can give you the best care. This will help you start your search for these facilities and provide you with more information on finding health care in your city.
While you might think it would be difficult to find a hospital in New York that caters to seniors, US News and World Report has reviewed and ranked over 5000 hospitals in major cities across the nation to make things easier for you. In fact, you don’t even have to leave the New York metro area to find a top ranked hospital. New York Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell is the number one hospital in the New York metro area as well as in the state of New York. They are nationally ranked in 15 adult specialties including number one in psychiatry, number three in rheumatology, number three in cardiology and heart surgery, as well as number eight in geriatrics.
New York Presbyterian has also received high performance ratings for COPD and heart bypass surgery. They also have two dedicated aging centers that have doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals that are highly trained in geriatric medicine.
NYU Langone Medical Center is a teaching hospital that ranks at number two both in the state and in the New York metro area. It’s also accredited by the Commission of Accreditation Rehabilitation (CARF) facilities. 12 of their adult specialties have been nationally ranked including being number six in the nation for geriatrics. Their orthopedics, rheumatology, and neurology departments are also in the top ten in the nation. They have a high performance in heart bypass surgery as well as hip replacement surgery.
Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked at number three in the New York metro area as well as the state of New York and it’s also a teaching hospital accredited by the CARF. They are number three in the nation for geriatric care and number seven for cardiology and heart surgery as well as number eight for gastroenterology and GI surgery. They have also received high performance ratings for hip replacement surgery. Their geriatric unit includes diabetes programs, mobility programs, and outpatient services as well as special care for Holocaust survivors.
Lenox Hill Hospital has been ranked at number eight in New York and number nine in the metro area and it is also a teaching hospital. It has gotten high performance marks in geriatrics, nephrology, and orthopedics. They also have high performance rankings for hip and knee replacement surgery.
Beth Israel Medical Center is regionally ranked at number 28 in the New York metro area and number 25 in the whole state. It has high performance ratings for their neurology and neurosurgery department. They have a whole list of services for seniors including house calls and caregiver support.
In addition to a good medical facility, you want a good geriatric practitioner. You can ask for recommendations from friends or family in your area as well as use the US News and World Report doctor finder. HealthinAging.org also has a search tool for geriatric professionals in your area.
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