Clinical

Landon Center on Aging Geriatric Medicine Assessment Clinics

Our physicians specialize in Geriatric Medicine and provide older adults with specialized care geared towards their needs. The Assessment Clinic aims to maintain older adults in the community at the most independent level possible. This is done through an interdisciplinary approach to provide comprehensive geriatric assessment. The clinic's health care team thoroughly evaluates the health, medical condition and functional ability of older adults. In addition to gathering information from the patient's primary care physician, a thorough examination, and interviews with both patient and family are used to assess the patient's needs. Personalized recommendations are provided to patients, families, caregivers, and primary care physicians as a result of the consultative office visit, with referrals made to a variety of community resources and services agencies to assist in the long-term assistance to older adults in the Greater Kansas City area.

Who is on the Geriatric Assessment Team?

  • Board-certified geriatric medicine physician
  • Geriatric Medicine fellows
  • Family Medicine resident physicians
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Nurse
  • Medical, social work and pharmacy students

What do I need to bring?

To get the most out of your visit, bring:

  • Your caregiver or a family member
  • All of your medications in their original bottles.

This includes: 
Prescriptions
Over-the-counter medications
Vitamins and herbal remedies

  • The name, address, phone number and fax number of your primary-care physician
  • Records from your other physicians.

This includes:
Lab work
X-ray reports
Other test results
Summaries of specialist office visits

The Landon Center on Aging Senior Care Clinic

Our geriatrics physicians are all specialists with expertise in the unique primary care requirements of the older population. In addition, our team includes social workers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and pharmacists who have special training and interest in working with older adults. The Senior Care Clinic provides comprehensive primary care for those 65 and older. Our physicians specialize in the assessment and management of elderly patients with general medical conditions

The Senior Care Clinic is located in the Landon Center on Aging. It is staffed by board-certified geriatric medicine physicians who are specialists in the evaluation and treatment of older adults. Our geriatric medicine physicians provide ongoing primary care for patients, or coordinate with other primary care physicians in the comprehensive assessment of geriatric conditions in their patients.

Medical Office Building, General and Geriatric Medicine Clinics

The General and Geriatric Medicine Clinic is located on the 4th floor of the Medical Office Building (MOB), which is located on the south side of the University of Kansas Hospital. The Geriatricians in this clinic provide comprehensive primary and consultative care for those 65 and older. Our physicians are board-certified in Geriatric Medicine and specialize in the evaluation and treatment of older adults.

NURSING HOMES

Sweet Life at Rosehill


12802 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66216
Jessica Kalender-Rich, MD

Sweet Life at Rosehill provides a spectrum of care to many levels of need. There are dedicated facilities for skilled nursing and rehabilitation, plus a variety of activities including a children's play area. In addition, the Assisted Living offers 44 private apartments of various sizes and provides services to maintain independence as long as possible. Rosehill Place, the long term care area, provides residential care with daily activities including live music and games.

Our geriatric medicine physician is onsite several times during the week to provide care. The facility is also a primary teaching site for our medical students, Internal Medicine resident physicians, Geriatric Medicine fellows, and Palliative Medicine fellows.

Aberdeen Village


17500 West 119th St, Olathe, KS 66061
Daniel Swagerty, MD, MPH
Sharee A. Wiggins, NP, Post-MS(N), APRN, BC-GNP, BC-ANP

Full of opportunities for active independent living, Aberdeen Village also gives residents secure peace of mind through priority access to a full continuum of assisted living, skilled nursing, specialized dementia care and long-term care on site, if ever needed. Our geriatric medicine physician and nurse practitioner are onsite twice a week to provide care in all the care settings available at Aberdeen Village.Aberdeen Village is also a primary teaching site for our medical students and Geriatric Medicine fellows.

Kansas City Presbyterian Manor


7850 Freeman Ave, Kansas City, KS 66112James Birch, MD, MSPH
Shelley Bhattacharya, DO, MPH
Sharee A. Wiggins, NP, Post-MS(N), APRN, BC-GNP, BC-ANP

Kansas City Presbyterian Manor serves a diverse population with assisted living, long-term care, memory support programs for those with Alzheimer's or related dementia, and short-term rehabilitation. Our geriatric medicine physicians and nurse practitioner are onsite four times a week to provide care in all the care settings available at Kansas City Presbyterian Manor. Kansas City Presbyterian Manor is also a primary teaching site for our medical students and Family Medicine resident physicians.

Trinity Nursing and Rehab Center


9700 West 62nd Street, Merriam, KS 66203
Dr Jessica Kalender-Rich

Trinity Nursing & Rehab Center exists to take care of the long and short term health care needs of individuals under their physician's supervision.

Our geriatric medicine physician is onsite several times during the week to provide care. The facility is also a primary teaching site for our medical students and Internal Medicine resident physicians.

House Calls

Dr Deon Hayley provides home visits for homebound patients who are physically frail, have diffulty walking or with travel, or have memory problems. The assessment and plan of care is discussed with the patient and caregivers. Patients are seen at home on an ongoing basis with periodic reassessment and communication with family and caregivers occurs as needed.
The program aims to reduce the rate of re-hospitalization, hospital days of care, emergency department visits and institutional care of patients; and promote preparedness and reduce burden among informal caregivers.

Memory Center


KU Clinical Research Center (3rd Floor)
4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 1200
Fairway, KS 66208
Dr Jeff Burns
Dr Heather Anderson
Dr Russell Swerdlow

The faculty and staff of the KU Alzheimer's Disease Center are talented, passionate researchers and health professionals dedicated to furthering the mission of the ADC by providing quality patient care, both in clinical and research settings, as well as to lead scientific and medical innovations in Alzheimer's disease.

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Last modified: Jun 12, 2014
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