Division ofGeriatric and Palliative Medicine

We have developed parallel geriatric and palliative care services at LBJ General Hospital and Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. LBJ Hospital is part of the Harris Health System, one of the largest hospital districts in the United States.  Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is part of the Memorial Hermann, the largest not-for-profit health system in Southeast Texas.  In addition, private outpatient clinics and a house call program are supported through UT Physicians and the Harris Health System.

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Where is Care Provided?

Memorial Hermann Hospital – Texas Medical Center

Geriatric ACE (Acute Care for Elders) unit at Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. The ACE unit is managed by an interdisciplinary team that treats the acute issues of older patients requiring hospitalization and also focuses on prevention of risks that accompany hospitalization. The team works to assure a successful discharge that meets the needs of the patient and the family.

Geriatric Consults – The consult service cares for geriatric patients on other surgical and medical sub-specialty services.

Skilled Nursing Unit – The unit is dedicated to short-term skilled rehabilitation needs post acute hospitalization.

Supportive and Palliative Care ConsultsThe Supportive and Palliative Care Service is a consult service that evaluates and treats patients requiring palliative care, pain management and/or hospice services.

Palliative Outpatient – UT Memorial Hermann Cancer Center – 6400 Fannin St #2900 in Houston, tel. 713-704-3961.  Our affiliated doctors and specialists work together to improve survival rates and quality of life for people with cancer.

Palliative Consult – TIRR Memorial Hermann  Hospital - 1333 Moursund St, Houston, TX 77030, tel. 1-800-44REHAB.

 

Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital

Geriatric Consult - Expert inpatient consultation services are available to assist with evaluating and treating Geriatric patients and addressing their needs.

Palliative Consult – Expert inpatient consultation services are available to assist with evaluating and treating patients with life limiting illness and providing support for patients and their families.

Palliative Outpatient – Outpatient clinic services are available to evaluate and treat patients with life limiting illnesses, provide aggressive symptom management and help patients and their families achieve and maintain a good quality of life.

 

Harris Health System Outpatient

House Call ProgramIn Homes and Assisted Living Centers – The Settegast Geriatrics Clinic has a House Call Program that provides medical care at the patient’s residence.

Settegast Community Health Center, 9105 N. Wayside Drive in Houston, tel. 713-633-2020. An outpatient clinic for geriatric primary care. Located in the Settegast Community Health Center near LBJ General Hospital in northeast Houston.

Baytown Community Health Center, 1602 Garth Road in Baytown, tel. 281-827-2700. An outpatient clinic for geriatric primary care. Located on Garth Road near the interchange of Highways 146/201 and 330.

Bayland Geriatric Health Center6400 Bissonnet St in Houston, tel. 713-873-6830. Offering seniors wellness checkups, geriatric assessments, social services and minor illness care in Southwest Houston.

 

UT Physicians

Geriatric House Call Program – In Homes and Assisted Living Centers – The Center for Healthy Aging at Bellaire has a House Call Program that provides medical care at the patient’s residence.

Center for Healthy Aging – 6700 West Loop South in Bellaire, tel. 713-486-5150. Located in the UT Physicians facility in Bellaire, the Center for Healthy Aging is a comprehensive outpatient clinic for geriatric primary and subspecialist care.  Patients with memory problems or dementia may be seen in the Brain Health Clinic by an interdisciplinary team that includes a Geriatrician, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Neurologist, Geriatric Psychiatrist, Neuropsychologist, Nurse, and Geriatric Social Worker. The clinic space on the first floor is specially designed and accessible for elderly. Lab and imaging services are located on the same floor of the building.

Geriatrics Clinic at UT Health Center at Sienna Village – 8810 Highway 6, Suite 100 in Missouri City, tel. 713-486-1200. An outpatient clinic for geriatric primary care. Located on Highway 6 just west of Fort Bend Parkway.

 

Kindred Hospital, Houston Medical Center

Palliative Consult- Kindred Transitional Care Hospitals, certified by Medicare as long-term acute care hospitals and licensed as acute care hospitals, can provide support for patients needing palliative care.

 

UTPhysicians
Memorial Hermann Hospital System
Harris Health System
MD Anderson Cancer Center
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Kindred Hospital