Inpatient Consult Service
This physician based consultation service is available to elderly inpatients located on any nursing unit at Maine Medical Center. Many vulnerable elderly patients admitted to MMC by either subspecialty or primary care physicians, have specific geriatric issues. Geriatricians involved in the consult service are able to address issues common in the elderly, including: Incontinence; hospital induced delirium; dizziness; dementia; polypharmacy; falls; sleep disorders; elder abuse; and discharge planning. A core group ofcertified geriatricians see patients in consultation and follow patients during their hospitalization.