NJISA’s team of healthcare providers works closely with patients and families to develop individualized plans of care based on a patient’s abilities, needs and priorities. Our primary care and consultative services in geriatric medicine and psychiatry reflect the current state-of-the-art research and clinical practice.
To make an appointment in our Stratford office, call 856-566-6843.
Memory Assessment Program (MAP)
The Memory Assessment Program (MAP) is a specially designed program to identify the possible causes of memory loss or other problems associated with thinking or daily function. Our team, which includes a geriatrician/geriatric psychiatrist, neuropsychologist and licensed clinical social worker, will provide a comprehensive assessment and evaluation of the patient’s physical and medical conditions, thinking and memory, mood, functional abilities and social supports. The team then meets with the patient and family to discuss the findings, make recommendations and establish an ongoing plan of care.
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Program
Our goal is to help you age successfully and maintain independence, even as your needs change. Our ‘whole person’ plan of care considers lifestyle, economics, support systems and individualized needs and values, ensuring that your abilities are utilized in the best possible way. NJISA physicians are available to provide ongoing primary care medical services and medication management, or can provide consultation services and make recommendations with your primary physician.
Huntington’s Disease Family Service Center
Huntington’s disease is a genetically-determined disorder of movement, mood and cognitive function. As the southern New Jersey regional site of the Huntington’s Disease Family Service Center, NJISA offers a comprehensive program for the evaluation of new, previously undiagnosed patients and provides continuing care for patients with an established diagnosis. Patients and their families are also encouraged to attend a monthly support group to discuss the challenges of living with the disease with others who share a diagnosis.
Behavioral Health Services
Depression, behavioral problems and other mental health issues may result from loss, stress, illness or medications. NJISA offers expanded behavioral health services in the office setting that include mental health evaluation, consultation, medication management and counseling services. NJISA’s geriatric psychiatrists are also available to provide evaluation and consultation services in a number of nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Sometimes memory problems, difficulty concentrating or loss of ability to carry on daily activities requires more in-depth evaluation. NJISA’s neuropsychologists look beyond the basic functional losses that accompany the aging process and provide comprehensive neuropsychological testing to help your doctor identify the problem and recommend approaches to overcome or compensate for any deficits.
House Calls Program
NJISA’s House Calls Program brings the doctor’s office to your home. Our physician and nurse practitioner provide ‘person-centered’ care to the patient who may have a chronic illness or other health problem which makes it difficult to leave home. This is particularly important when the patient has been discharged from a hospital or nursing home and can benefit from close follow-up care. House Calls lets us get to know our patients and their families or caregivers in the home setting, and allows us to interact with home health nurses and other therapists who are involved in the patient’s care.
Hospital Geriatric Consultation Service
Our geriatricians are available to provide in-hospital geriatric consultation on complex older patients to primary care physicians and will make recommendations for care and discharge.
Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities
NJISA physicians are on staff at a number of area nursing homes, assisted living and residential facilities for primary care medical services.
Community Education Programs
NJISA regularly offers a variety of education programs on aging-related issues for the public. Topics cover areas such as wellness, exercise, improving memory, Alzheimer’s disease, managing medications, nutrition and other timely information that can help adults age successfully.