Services and Care for Older Adults

Why St. Joseph Hospital

It’s true — age is just a number. You want to stay active and continue doing the things you love, no matter how many candles are on your birthday cake. What’s also true is that staying on top of your health takes a little extra care once you hit 60 years old. At St. Joseph Hospital, we partner with you to manage your health and maintain your independence, no matter what challenges come your way.

At St. Joseph Hospital, we’re committed to addressing the unique needs of patients of all ages. That’s no different for those 60 years old and older. Our providers get to know you, learn about your lifestyle and goals, take a proactive approach to your health and screen you for conditions that are more likely as you age before setting you up with a personalized care plan.

Age-Friendly Hospital

As an Age-Friendly Health System, our goal is for everyone 60 years old and older to receive the best care possible in the safest, most responsive environment possible. We do this by focusing on the 4Ms framework: What Matters, Medication, Mentation and Mobility.

What Matters: Know and align care with each older adult’s specific health outcome goals and care preferences, including, but not limited to, end-of-life care and across settings of care.

Medication: If medication is necessary, use Age-Friendly medication that does not interfere with What Matters to older adults, Mobility or Mentation across settings of care.

Mentation: Prevent, identify, treat and manage dementia, depression and delirium across settings of care.

Mobility: Ensure that older adults move safely every day in order to maintain function and do What Matters.

Senior Behavioral Health Unit

Seniors can experience many life altering changes in a short period of time. These changes include the loss of loved ones, declining physical health or loss of independence. Events like these can trigger depression, anxiety and severe psychiatric symptoms that may require specialized treatment. The Senior Behavioral Health Program at St. Joseph Hospital is a short-term inpatient treatment program for adults 65 years old and older who are experiencing severe behavioral or emotional symptoms. Our 24-bed unit provides a safe and secure environment for seniors to receive their care. LEARN MORE

Meet Our Team

Anuradha Shah, MD

St. Joseph Hospital Primary & Specialty Care Services – South Nashua

Ann Girlie Tkaczyk, APRN

St. Joseph Hospital Primary & Specialty Care Services – South Nashua

Chun-Rui Zhao, MD

St. Joseph Hospital Primary & Specialty Care Services – South Nashua

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