|St. Luke Highly Specialized Institute of Geriatrics, a non-profit organization
Strojárenská 13, 040 01 Košice, Phone: (+421 55) 682 4219, Fax: (+421 55) 682 4218
The UPJŠ FM Department of Geriatrics and Nursing in Košice is part of a network of units in the branch of Geriatrics offering transregional care to patients older than 65 years. The main content of the Department of Geriatrics and Nursing (after its institutionalization and development of activities as of 1st November 2004) is the provision of therapeutic and preventive care to individuals older than 65 years, focusing mainly on internal diseases, particularly those who due to their strong polymorbidity require a more comprehensive approach. The outpatient care is provided by the Outpatient Department of Geriatrics, the Outpatient Department of the Diabetes, the General Practicioner´s Outpatient Department, the Centre for the Research Diagnostic and Treatment of Hypertension.
In teaching, we provide undergraduate teaching of Internal Medicine in the doctoral study – Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Therapy of Hypertension. Curative and preventive care in the inpatient section is focused on geriatric care and care in long-term patients, rehabilitation and hospice care.
In science, the Department is particularly engaged in geriatric specifics of cardiovascular diseases – primarily in arterial hypertension and congestive heart failure, renal diseases, and disorders of the internal environment.