Senior Health | Albuquerque, New Mexico Translate

Compassionate, respectful care for New Mexico’s elders.

Welcome to the Senior Health Center (SHC)

The senior health center is part of University of New Mexico`s Hospital system and provides primary care and consultation needs for patients aged 70 years and older.

Older patients have specific, unique needs and the clinicians in this clinic have received extra training in the care of older adults. The clinic has a blend of physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

Some examples of what geriatricians manage include:

  • Dementia
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Falls prevention
  • Polypharmacy (meaning taking many medications in a day)
  • Multi-comorbidity (having many medical problems), etc.

Home & Assisted Living Visits

For our patients who have challenges in leaving their home due to medical reasons, our clinic also has clinicians who will take care of your Primary care needs at home or in area Assisted Living facilities.

Additional Services

In additional to primary care needs of the older patient, Senior Health also provided services tailored to our patient’s needs. These include:

  • Outpatient procedures such as joint injections & skin biopsies
  • On site consultation with Podiatry (foot care)
  • On site consultation with a Pharmacist.
  • Warfarin management (Blood thinner)
  • On site consultations with Psychiatry
  • On site consultation with Psychology
  • On site consultation with Rheumatology
  • Falls prevention clinic
  • On site consultation with Social work and case management.
  • A close working relationship with the center for aging and memory.

Education, Research & Training

The Senior Health Clinic also serves as one of the training & research clinics in the UNM system. We routinely have medical students, nurse practioner students, physician assistant students as well as physicians in advance training working alongside us. Their education & training experience is always done under the direct supervision of one of our faculty members. You will always be informed of and asked for permission beforehand when such  learners are working with us. We greatly appreciate your role in helping educate New Mexico`s future clinicians

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