The Anna Greenwall Geriatric Program

Geriatric Services at Monmouth Medical Center


Established in 1984, Monmouth Medical Center's Anna Greenwall Geriatric Program is a leader in elderly care in central New Jersey. The Anna Greenwall Geriatric Program is widely recognized for its emphasis on coordination of health and social services for the elderly and their families, with a focus on comprehensive care and education. It offers:

The Geriatric Health Center

The cornerstone of the Anna Greenwall Geriatric Program is the Geriatric Health Center. The center offers comprehensive evaluations for adults 65 and older. The center's dedicated team of physicians, social workers and nurses evaluates each patient, and works with families to design a care plan that meets the specific needs of each patient.

Primary and consultative services are available for older adults suffering from:

  • Multiple concurrent medical conditions
  • Decline in mobility, changes in gait and falls
  • Memory loss and confusion
  • Depression and behavioral changes
  • Poly pharmacy/Medication Management
  • Frailty

The Geriatrics Health Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. On-call coverage is provided at nights and on weekends.

    Geriatric Social Work Services

    Social workers are available to provide supportive counseling to patients and their families regarding caregiver stress and coping with the emotional challenges of aging. Additionally, social workers provide information and referral services to age-related agencies to the community at large.

    Caregiver Support Group

    A social-work-led caregiver support group is run monthly. The group is geared toward providing education and support to caregivers of patients with dementia.

    Physician Services

    The Geriatric Health Center/Monmouth Memory Institute has fellowship trained geriatricians and a dedicated advanced practice nurse who provide both primary care and consultative services for older adults at all levels of care. Consultation by our geriatricians is available on the hospital’s inpatient units. Partnering with the hospitalist and the primly care provider, our dedicated geriatric specialists offer comprehensive initial assessments and then continue to evaluate these patients throughout their hospital stay.

    Geriatric Emergency Medicine (GEM) Unit

    The Geriatric Emergency Medicine (GEM) Unit at Monmouth Medical Center provides Emergency Department patients 65 and older access to an interdisciplinary team of specially trained geriatric medicine caregivers who work with referring physicians, a dedicated pharmacist and consults with a board-certified geriatrician. The GEM Unit features treatment rooms designed to provide older adults with an atmosphere that meets their needs. These features include lower beds equipped with safety alarms to prevent falls, controlled lighting, larger TV screens, reduced noise levels, anti-slip flooring and an age-specific call-bell system.

    To make an appointment or learn more about the services offered through the Anna Greenwall Geriatric Program, call: 732-923-7550.