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Program Description

Rush Health and Aging (RHA) offers innovative programs and services designed to measurably improve health and quality of life. From direct care coordination to health promotion and disease prevention to research and education, our mission is to promote wellness by improving access to psychosocial and medical resources for patients, those who care for them and the community.

Rush Health and Aging and Rush Geriatrics' award-winning programs rethink aging by translating innovative research into services people need to lead vital, more fulfilling lives as they age, while educating multiple disciplines to improve practice and delivery of care.

Services Provided
  • Health promotion and disease prevention — Through classes, workshops, screenings and lectures, Rush patients and people in the community benefit from evidenced-based instruction by master trainers and certified class leaders. Learn more and see upcoming events, workshops and classes. 
  • Social work services — A holistic approach to health and wellness focusing on life outside the medical exam room. Through assessment and connection to resources, social workers, as part of the patient’s interprofessional team, help address non-medical issues that may affect adherence to care plans. Support and education groups, psychotherapy and benefits counseling are also available. More information
  • Transitional care — Transitioning from hospital to home is frequently challenging. Our Enhanced Discharge Planning Program provides care coordination for at-risk seniors as they transition from hospital to home. Patients with complicated care plans may receive a follow-up phone call from a transitional care social worker after they are discharged to the community. Learn how to be an active participant in your transitional care and see family caregiver resources. 
  • Resource centers — Your gateway to information, programs, services and support within Rush University Medical Center and the community. Two centers, Tower and Waud, are available to serve your needs. Learn more
  • Rush Generations — An invaluable membership program to help you live well as you age. Take charge of your health and your life by using the free benefits offered through this program. View our benefits and become a member
  • Professional development and affiliations — Rush Health and Aging is nationally recognized for its educational and applied research initiatives and provides training for professionals and internship opportunities for students. The RHA team is regularly awarded grants that enable participation in and development of best practices relating to services and care to older adults. Learn about our professional partnerships.

Clinical Team

The RHA team, comprised of master's degree social workers and other health professionals, is known for its depth of experience and commitment to providing the very best programs, services and support.

Connecting to medical care and other services at Rush

Contact Name
Rush Health and Aging
Contact Phone
(800) 757-0202
Contact E-mail

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Geriatric Services and Older Adult Care: Rush offers older patients and their families a "one-stop shopping" experience, whether it's for a complete geriatric medical assessment, treatment for disease and disabilities (including Alzheimer's and other dementias) or even classes for seniors on how to surf the Web.

Resource Centers: Rush University Medical Center Resource Centers are your gateway to information, programs, services and support within Rush University Medical Center and the community. Let us help guide you to the resources that best meet your needs.

Rush Generations: Rush Generations, Rush University Medical Centers membership program for adults and caregivers, gives you access to a wealth of information and resources geared toward health and aging.

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