Contact Information

Director: Rita Ghatak, PhD 
Phone: (650) 723-1303

Aging Adult Services
300 Pasteur Drive, HC034
Palo Alto, CA 94305-5279
Fax: (650) 736-4561

Thanks to medical advances and overall improved health, adults are enjoying independence and productivity well into their 70s, 80s, and beyond.  Stanford anticipated the growing need for information and coordinated care for baby boomers, aging adults and their families, and created Aging Adult Services.  Providing information, resources, care, and support in the hospital, home, and sub-acute settings, Aging Adult Services works closely with the Stanford Senior Care Clinic to complete an integrated continuum of care.  The Aging Adult Services team is here to assist you!

With partial support from the Ronald and Ann Williams Charitable Foundation, we promote wellness and preventive practices for healthy aging and longevity.

For more information, please see our Aging Adult Services Brochure.  Our brochure is also available in Spanish: Servicios para Adultos Mayores en el Hospital y Clínicas de Stanford.

Read our Aging Adult Services Newsletter. Discover Aging Adult Health Tips. Watch "Your Health: Aging Adult Services." 

Care Coordination -
Transitional Care
– Assistance with transitional care from hospital to home, including education, consultations, and links to community resources
Dementia Support Program
– Consultations and support for those coping with dementia
Heart Support Program – Inpatient, outpatient, and skilled nursing facility support

Community Programs - 650-725-4137
Caregiver Support Program – One-on-one, short-term telephone support for family caregivers
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program – Community-based program offering self-management tools and techniques
Strong for Life
– Muscle strengthening exercise program offered at several local senior center

Home-Based Technologies
Lifeline - 650-723-6906 – In-home personal emergency response system
Vial of Life
– 650-498-6312 – A medical information storage kit for home

Clinical Programs
Stanford Senior Care Clinic – 650-725-5222 – Comprehensive care for aging patients
In-patient Delirium Consult Service – 650-723-1303 – Nursing support for delirium screening and plan of care


 Aging Adult Services in the News

"Aging Adult Services Leads the Way in Integrated, Coordinated Care for Seniors"

"Stanford Hospital & Clinics Achieves NICHE 'Senior Friendly' Status for its Efforts to Improve Care for Older Adult Patients"

"New Stanford Hospital Aims to Meet the Needs of Older Patients"

"Supporting the Transition into Older Adulthood"

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