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Services of the geriatric clinic Charité

Find out more about the facilities of the university department Geriatrics.

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An overview about the Gerontology of the Charité

The Geriatrics and Gerontology of the Charité is divided into two major areas: the clinic for Geriatrics and Gerontology (station 46, CBF) and the Research Group Geriatrics.

Prof. Dr. Ursula Müller-Werdan who is the principal consultant and Chair of the Department of Gerontology at the Charité heads both departments.

The clinic is treating multimorbid patients with diseases counting to acute internal, neurological and orthopedic illnesses, in the sense to an early geriatric rehabilitation treatment.  

The Evangelic Geriatric center Berlin (EGZB) is a cooperation partner of Geriatrics at the Charité.


Geriatrics at the Charité

The Geriatrics and Gerontology clinics are one of the first inpatient Geriatrics in a university hospital. Thereby frequent diagnoses of patients in this setting are bone fractures with and without operative care (conservative/operative), heart and lung diseases, as well as conditions after long stays in intensive care units.

The aim of our rehabilitation is the reintegration of elder patients back to their familiar environment after the disease. Thereby it is important to consider their individual resources, such as the physical and mental abilities.

The Geriatrics of the Charité offers the following services:

  • Acute medical care (via first-aid station or as an induction of the general practitioner)
  • Early rehabilitative treatment after various acute illnesses

The Geriatrics team exist of:

  • Medical service
  • Nursing service that is trained in Geriatrics
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech therapists
  • Social services

Geriatrics Research Group (GRG)

The geriatric research group of the Charité researches in the field of Geriatrics (Gerontology), Nursing science and Metabolic diseases. The main research areas of the geriatric department are:

  • Ambulatory care
  • Assistive Health Technologies
  • Dementia
  • Decubitus ulcer
  • DNA repair
  • Nutrition & Aging
  • Epidemiology
  • Fall prevention
  • Robotics and Care
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Supply research