The Geriatrics Unit deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and degenerative pathologies of older people, in order to treat acute conditions and minimize their impact on physical and mental function, and to prevent or slow down functional and mental decline, while maintaining self-sufficiency and the best possible quality of life.
The Geriatric Unit provides geriatric visits and assessment of the patient's degree of disability in the outpatient setting. It works in close collaboration with several medical and surgical Units, thus ensuring an integrated diagnostic and therapeutic pathway.
It includes the following specialty outpatients clinics:
- Pneumology outpatient clinic (respiratory function tests, sleep medicine, polysomnographic diagnostics and non-invasive assisted ventilation programmes, therapeutic diagnostic bronchoscopy, polysomnography at home)
- Syncope and cardiology diagnostics clinic
- Osteoporosis clinic
- Wound treatment clinic
- Angiology unit
It also include an acute care ward with a specialised nursing staff for the treatment of acute condition and a respiratory subintensive care unit equipped for non-invasive ventilation and other advanced respiratory treatments.