Geriatric Medical Services at Somerset Campus

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset has a dedicated geriatric unit focused on meeting the unique needs of the mature adult. Our professional staff members are trained in the provision of geriatric care, and treat all patients with respect and dignity. Their goal is to keep patients functioning at an optimal level, and to try to facilitate their return to their home environment.

The unit features:

  • A family conference room with senior-specific health information
  • A pet therapy program in which Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset volunteers and trained pets visit patients
  • Prominently featured calendars, clocks and nursing staff lists to help patients maintain a frame of reference
  • A wrist-band security system for patients with Alzheimer’s disease to allow them to be active yet remain in a safe environment

In addition, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset has collaborative relationships with other providers of geriatric services, including:

  • Somerset County Office on Aging
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset receives a Chronic Care Grant from the Somerset County Office on Aging to provide in-home care to frail, homebound impoverished seniors with cardiac and/or diabetic diseases. The team consists of an RN who makes monthly visits to the patient’s home, a registered dietitian who assesses nutritional needs, and a registered pharmacist who monitors medications. Patients with diabetes are also seen by certified diabetic educators. For more information, call 908-685-2972.
  • Adult Day Center of Somerset County
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset can refer patients who need medical day services to the Adult Day Center on a priority basis.
  • Visit Somerset County Senior Programs

For more information about geriatric programs at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, call 908-685-2200.