Minneapolis VA Health Care System
1 Veterans Dr, Minneapolis, MN, 55417-2309
Distance: 1058 Miles
Assessment, care and service coordination for older adults related to aging, memory, mental and physical health
You may look for these services if you have memory loss, dementia or other aging related issues.
Minneapolis Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) provides geriatric care and services to veterans who are seniors with issues of aging.
* Clinical care
* Memory clinic - Patient evaluation by a physician, pharmacist and social worker
* Basic and applied research
* Geriatric education
Veterans who are eligible for Veterans Affairs (VA) medical care.
Go online to find out if you are eligible and/or enroll in VA care.
7:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
State of Minnesota
|Crisis Line - Veterans||(800) 273-8255|
|Toll Free||(866) 414-5058|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
- Caregiver Support
- Counseling Services
- Dental Clinic
- Medical Foster Home Program
- Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Recovery Services
- Opioid Treatment - Non-Residential
- Rehabilitation Therapy
- Service Dogs
- Social Work Services
- VA Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers
- VA Nursing Home (Community Living Center)
- Veterans Affairs Medical Center
- Vision Loss Services
- Wellness Program
Taxonomy Terms Used: Clicking a taxonomy term from the list below launches a new search.
LF-4900.1650Dementia Evaluation Definition
Programs that offer a variety of tests to establish the presence of Alzheimer's disease, Pick's disease or other conditions which involve loss of memory, deterioration of intellectual functioning, disorientation and other similar symptoms.
LF-4900.2050Geriatric Assessment Definition
Programs, generally staffed by an interdisciplinary team comprising a geriatrician, a nurse, a social worker and a pharmacist, that evaluate the functional ability, physical health, cognitive and mental health and socioenvironmental situation of older adults, particular those who are frail or chronically ill, to identify health-related problems, develop plans for treatment and follow-up, coordinate care, determine the need for long-term care, and ensure the optimal use of health care resources. Beneficial outcomes may include greater diagnostic accuracy, improved functional and mental status, reduced mortality, decreased use of nursing facilities and acute care hospitals and increased satisfaction with care.
LT-1530Clinical Trials Definition
Observational and interventional research studies conducted with human volunteers that seek answers to specific questions that relate to the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and/or management of diseases, disabilities or other related conditions. Clinical trials may be conducted by government health agencies, researchers affiliated with a hospital or university medical program, independent researchers or private industry; and test the efficacy of new drugs, new combinations of existing drugs, new dose schedules and routes of administration, and new ways of integrating multiple treatment modalities. They may also assess new screening tests, evaluate the application of new diagnostic tests in choosing treatment regimens, evaluate supportive care methods, test the safety and effectiveness of medical devices, teach lifestyle changes or investigate options for improving the quality of life for people who have serious medical conditions. Clinical trials are conducted according to a protocol which describes the types of patients who may enter the study, schedules of tests and procedures, drugs, dosages, and length of study, as well as the outcomes that will be measured. For some patients, clinical research trials represent an avenue for receiving promising new therapies that would not otherwise be available. Included are programs that maintain lists of currently available clinical trials and refer patients who want to become volunteers as well as the research projects themselves.
LV-3300.2900Geriatric Medicine Definition
Programs that are staffed by specialists who provide comprehensive preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for elderly individuals who have diseases or conditions that are associated with the aging process. Special assistance may include recognizing altered presentations of illnesses, dealing with multisystem organ involvement, handling special drug interactions, utilizing resources such as nursing homes and community social services, and assisting with ethical issues in the care of people who are elderly.
An acquired reduction in mental capacity that is characterized by impairment of memory, judgment and intellectual functioning which is often accompanied by behavioral disturbances.
Individuals who are former members of one of the branches of the armed forces and who, by length and type of services, honorable discharge or release or degree of disability, qualify for the benefits and privileges that are provided by law for ex-servicemen and women.