Our Approach

Being in the Emergency Department can be overwhelming, even more so for people 65 and older. Stamford Health’s Geriatric Emergency Medicine Initiative (GEMI) program brings together a skilled team of geriatric liaisons who are dedicated to delivering a personalized, efficient, and quality experience.

  • Our team is trained in evaluating a wide variety of issues that are specific to geriatric patients, including stroke, dementia, and pain management.
  • We coordinate your care and develop a plan to prevent future emergency visits by working directly with your medical team such as a primary care provider, pharmacist, or geriatrician.
  • The GEMI team assesses patients between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. in the emergency department at Stamford Hospital. At all other times, our registered nurses assess patients.

Geriatric Emergency Medicine At Stamford Health

It’s our goal to prepare you for a safe departure from the hospital. Your geriatric liaison will keep you and your care team in communication every step of the way.



Our specialty-trained registered nurses act as geriatric liaisons and will evaluate and assess patients 65 and older who enter the emergency department during GEMI hours.
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Our liaisons carefully listen to the patient’s concerns and assess their needs. They also evaluate for signs of confusion, risk of falling or losing balance, emotional well-being, and medication needs.


If needed, our liaisons will refer patients to our Geriatric Assessment Center for a personalized plan and guidance on home safety, pain management, and more.

Outpatient Geriatric Assessment Center

Along with greater wisdom, age often brings health challenges – some predictable, some not. If your health care needs begin to get more complicated as you age, you may benefit from an evaluation by a geriatrician, a physician with specialized expertise in caring for seniors. Our goal is to help you make decisions that will allow you to feel good, remain happy, and be productive for as long as possible.

Our outpatient Geriatric Assessment Center is located in Greenwich and Wilton.

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