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During Your Hospital Stay

The following services are available to Inova patients 65 and over. Currently these programs are available only at Inova Fairfax Hospital. For more information about any of these senior services, contact Deirdre Carolan, CRNP, PhD, at 703-776-3789 or Susan Heisey, MSW, at 703-776-6824.


Geriatric consultations and assessments

A carefully-coordinated process brings together a specialized Geriatric Consultative Team and a patient's physicians and other caregivers to enhance care and help identify concerns related to age.
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Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders (NICHE)

Focuses on collaboration among caregivers to provide seniors with sensitive and exemplary care.
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Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)

A unique program of specially-trained volunteers uses compassionate, effective techniques to maintain older patients' physical and mental abilities during hospitalization.
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Joanne G. Crantz, MD, Geriatric Resource Center

Browse geriatrics- and caregiver-specific information either on site or online. 
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Caregiver Support Group

A twice-monthly support group led by geriatrics professionals that offers useful resource information and the opportunity for caregivers to share experiences with others in similar situations.
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