Head of the Teaching Unit
Galdina Valls Borruel
Macarena Cabrera Pajarón
625 221 439
Accredited places: 1 per year
MEF Program Summary
Geriatrics is the branch of medicine dedicated to the preventive, clinical, therapeutic and social aspects of diseases in the elderly (usually> 65-75 years, with disease causing functional decline, multiple pathology and comorbidity and with cognitive, emotional and / or social conditions that condition its evolution), in which they converge: specific approach to geriatric syndromes in addition to specific diseases, interdisciplinary approach, comprehensive geriatric assessment, care organization at all levels to address the alterations that acutely or subacutely present loss of independence, resource management to integrate the community to as many old people as possible; research, teaching and continuing education of the staff working there.
The Service consists of several Units:
- Psychogeriatrics (36 beds)
- Convalescence (78 beds)
- Acute Geriatrics Unit (81 beds)
- Long Stay (8-28 beds)
- Palliative Care (21 beds)
- 4 PADES
- UFISS Geriatrics
- UFISS CCPP
- EAIA Cognitive Disorder
- EAIA Palliation
- EAIA Geriatrics
- Home Hospitalization (50 places)
- Fragile Patient Day Hospital
- Orthogeriatrics Unit
The Service is located almost entirely in the Albada and VII Centenari buildings, except for EAIA Cognitive Disorder (Sta. Fe Building) and Orthogeriatrics (Taulí Building). It is structured in three main lines of attention:
- Acute Geriatrics (UGA, EAIA Geriatrics, Day Hospital)
- Palliation (Hospitalization Unit, UFISS CCPP, EAIA CCPP, PADES)
Convalescence (Convalescence Unit, Psychogeriatrics, UFISS Geriatrics, Long Stay, Orthogeriatrics)
- Acute geriatrics: 12 doctors. 1 specialist in Geriatrics, 10 in Internal Medicine and 1 in Pulmonology.
- Palliation: 8 doctors. 1 specialist in Geriatrics, 1 in Medical Oncology, 3 in Internal Medicine and 3 in Family Medicine.
Convalescence: 9 doctors. 4 specialists in Geriatrics, 3 in Internal Medicine and 2 in Family Medicine.