Senior Health Center
The Senior Health Center at the St. Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center is a medical home to those over 65 years of age. We provide primary and consultative services to elders and are committed to treating patients and families with care and respect.
Serving Your Needs
Our seniors are a treasured part of our community. Their well-being is often compromised as age and illness appear. Many seniors suffer from multiple chronic illnesses and are highly dependent on others for assistance. They are often unable to get the medical care they so desperately need. Some must travel to different locations to see multiple doctors who may not even be aware of their entire health history. Our Senior Center’s team of experts use a state-of-the-art Electronic Medical Record to evaluate, treat, and communicate important information throughout the St. Barnabas Health Care System. Each patient’s medical information can be accessed in the hospital, clinic, Emergency Department, and in doctors’ offices. This allows us to coordinate all branches of care with important medical and treatment details, all to the benefit of the patient.
Most medical offices cannot devote the time and energy that older patients require, which means that many conditions can go undiagnosed and untreated. Our team performs comprehensive evaluations of medical, physical, functional, and emotional factors without the need for the patient to travel to multiple locations. Patients see the same clinician at every visit to the Senior Health Center. Those needing additional treatment will usually get their care right in our Center and often without even leaving the exam room. Our expert staff from multiple health fields works as a team to deliver medical care and key treatment programs at one convenient location. We are proud to offer the services of:
- Board-Certified Geriatricians
- Nurse Practitioner
- Nurse Case Manager
- Patient Navigators
- Physical and Occupational Therapists
- Speech and Hearing Therapists
- Social Workers and Counselors
- Mental Health Professionals
We feature key programs in:
- Memory loss
- Falls, balance disorders, and dizziness
- Urinary incontinence
- Late-life depression
- Vision and hearing screening
- Dental screening
As older patients cope with the physical, psychological, and emotional aspects of aging and illness, they may be forced to depend on families, loved ones, and even neighbors. Our treatment team works with patients and all of their caregivers to find solutions to the complex problems our vulnerable elderly face each day. Our goal is to promote and maintain a healthy, safe, and independent life for our seniors in the comfort of their own homes.
The burden of caring often goes unnoticed. Many caregivers are stressed well beyond their limits and often do not see how they can remain at their best for the sake of the elderly patients they love. Some become ill themselves. Our team is designed to help caregivers with support, advice, counseling, and practical solutions that really work. Our Case Manager, Social Worker, and Mental Health experts can help patients and families solve problems and cope with difficulties brought on by illness.
The St. Barnabas Senior Health Center was made possible with a generous grant from The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
4487 Third Avenue, 6th floor
Bronx, New York 10457
Phone: (718) 618-8989
Fax: (718) 960-9488