CHRISTUS St. Vincent

Center for Healthy Aging

CHRISTUS St. Vincent’s is committed to the care of our older adult community. 

We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Center for Healthy Aging which is a clinic dedicated to older adults who have complex health care needs. It is also a center for geriatric program development across all areas of the organization. Some practice initiatives are hospital protocols for delirium prevention, advance care planning discussions and fall prevention programs. Assisting with social barriers with onsite social worker and nurse care coordination and direct contact with specialty services across CHRISTUS St. Vincent’s.  It will also offer resource information on local or other resources for specialized needs such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

CHRISTUS St Vincent’s is recognized as an Age Friendly Health System which adopts the 4M framework that guides care for older adults on the four areas that most impact quality of life and well-being for older adults:  Mentation, Medications, Mobility, and What Matters.  We believe these are core values that should be addressed and acted on by their healthcare team.

Our team of Geriatricians have additional training in treating older adults and understand the complexity of multiple conditions on a person’s well-being as aging occurs.   It is a specialized field of medicine and like many specialties, it is an increasingly rare specialty.  By concentrating the specialized care of a geriatrician on older adults with complex needs, we are focusing limited resources to those who will benefit most.

4M Framework Age Friendly Care

4M Framework Guides Care for Older Adults

What Does It Mean to Be an Age-Friendly Health System?

Becoming an Age-Friendly Health System entails reliably providing a set of four evidence-based elements of high-quality care, known as the “4Ms,” to all older adults in your system: What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility.

Learn more about How to Practice the 4Ms by Care Setting

The medical team includes Geriatric practitioners who care for older adults with: 

  • Dementia, Alzheimer’s and management of behaviors and symptoms related to dementia
  • Complex medical conditions requiring multiple specialist
  • Complicated medicine management (polypharmacy)
  • Decline or loss in function (driving, handling finances, self-care)
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Weakness and frailty
  • Falls and immobility
  • Advanced care planning

Hours & Locations

St Vincent Center for Healthy Aging

  • Monday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.