About the Department of Geriatrics

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Geriatrics at the Benjamin Franklin Campus

One of the first stationary geriatrics established within a university clinic setting was opened at the Benjamin Franklin Campus in February 2015. The geriatrics department, compromising of 18 stationary beds in the beginning, is ever since located within the ward unit, house 2, station 46A.

We treat geriatric, multimorbid patients with diseases counting to acute internal, neurological and orthopaedic medicine in the according to an early rehabilitation by an interdisciplinary team compromising doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, geriatric trained nurses and social workers. Frequent diagnoses among our patients are apoplexy, hip prosthesis after femoral neck fracture, decompensated heart failure, pneumonia and dementia. The aim of our rehabilitation is to re-integrate elder patients in their familiar environment after disease in consideration of their individual resources like physical and psychical abilities.
In cooperation with the Evangelische Geriatriezentrum Berlin (EGZB) we represent the academic geriatric medicine and therefore offer profound knowledge and expertise in treating geriatric patients.