St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

736 Cambridge Street, Brighton, MA 02135    617-789-3000

St. Elizabeth'sServices and Clinical CentersGeriatrics

Our Senior Care Services

Outpatient Services

As geriatrics specialists, we provide high quality comprehensive care with an emphasis on wellness and preserving the highest level of function and independence possible.

Our geriatric evaluation includes, but is not limited to:

  • Advanced care planning in areas such as end-of-life decisions, power of attorney, health care proxy and insurance
  • Cognitive and functional assessment
  • Comprehensive history and physical assessment
  • Evaluation and management of chronic conditions
  • Falls risks assessments
  • Immunizations
  • Lab services
  • Medication review
  • Pain assessment
  • Radiology services
  • Sick visits

Inpatient Services

In addition to offering primary care, you will receive a comprehensive, interdisciplinary evaluation to assist you, your family, your primary care physician and involved agencies to develop a treatment plan that addresses your medical, psychological, social and functional needs. We provide a comprehensive consulta­tion, detailed written report and recommendations.

Common issues addressed by our team include:

  • Dementia, depression and delirium
  • Diabetes
  • Heart or lung disease
  • Managing multiple medi­cations
  • Osteoporosis and bone health
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Wound Care
  • Pain

Home Care Program

In the event that you need skilled nursing or rehabilitation services in your home, Steward® Geriatrics will coordinate with Steward Home Care to ensure continuity in your treatment. Our physicians and nurse practitioners will make home visits as needed.

Extended Care Program

Our clinicians deliver primary care to elders at several of the best known skilled nursing facilities in Massachusetts. Our team provides medical management to geriatric patients in both short-term rehabilitation and long-term care settings. We are committed to providing pertinent medical information to your primary care physician, families and community agencies.

Palliative Care- Inpatient and outpatient

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center’s Palliative Care Program helps patients understand the nature of their illness and make timely, informed decisions about their care, together with their families. Seriously ill patients benefit from palliative care at any stage of their illness.

Dr. Asif Merchant, chief of Geriatric Medicine and director of the Palliative Care Program, is available for consultation. Appropriate consults include: end of life care, goals of care discussion, advance directives, and pain and other uncontrolled symptom management, such as dyspnea, nausea, constipation, and delirium. Dr. Merchant is also a Hospice Medical Director. The palliative consultant works in collaboration with the primary team of physicians, case management, home care, and hospice to ensure optimal transition of care for the patient. To request a Palliative Care Consult, Dr. Merchant can be reached using the DoctorFinder by calling 1-800-488-5959.


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