As people age, their medical care can become more and more complex. At BMC, the Geriatrics Program is devoted to the unique healthcare needs of those 70 and older whether they are mobile, homebound, or in a nursing home. We work in a coordinated, team approach to help you keep the greatest degree of independence possible. 

Leading Expertise

High-performing specialty

as named by U.S. News and World Report

Oldest geriatric home care program

continuously operating in the U.S.

An age-friendly health system

from the Institution for Healthcare Improvement

Location and Contact

Programs and Clinics

Geriatrics Ambulatory Practice

This unique and specialized program provides office-based primary care for adults aged 70 and older. Our geriatrics experts focus on everyday care, as well as coordinating and gui…

Geriatrics Assessment Center

The Geriatrics Assessment Clinic provides older adults with a comprehensive evaluation for medical, psychological, social, and functional issues.

Geriatrics Home Care Program

BMC’s Geriatrics Home Care Program is the oldest continuously operating in-home medical service in the United States, delivering care to those who cannot leave their homes for tre…

Geriatric Inpatient Service

BMC Geriatrics patients admitted to the hospital have their care overseen by a geriatrics doctor on the Geriatrics Inpatient Service, which includes physicians and nurses speciali…

Memory Disorders Clinic

Difficulty remembering new information, finding words or solving everyday problems can be upsetting for elderly and aging patients: from those faced with the first signs of memory…

Nursing Home Program

BMC providers deliver primary care to people 65 and over at several skilled nursing facilities across Boston. These geriatrics providers are specially trained to provide care in b…

Information You May Need

Geriatrics Service Line photoshoot Oct 2023
Education and Training

Geriatrics Fellowship

Boston Medical Center offers two geriatrics fellowships: a one-year fellowship in geriatric medicine and a four-year fellowship in geriatric oncology. The geriatric medicine fellowship provides fellows with comprehensive geriatric care experience, including in all of our sites of care. Our geriatric oncology fellowship is one of only 10 in the country and leads fellows to become triple board-certified in geriatric medicine, oncology, and hematology.

BMC Home Care Program Patient Domingas Pina receives first COVID19 vaccine = AP video on site.
Research

Geriatrics Research Overview

Our faculty lead the New England Centenarian study, an international study of exceptional human longevity. We also lead the BU Alzheimer’s Disease Center, one of 29 in the U.S. funded by the NIH, as well as numerous quality improvement projects and studies related to innovation in geriatric practice.