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The Center for Aging and Independence at Montefiore Medical Center provides a range of services that focus on the unique health care needs of older adults. Instead of offering fragmented care by multiple health care professionals, teams work collaboratively to manage complex conditions and medications, assess social supports, and assist patients and families in arranging appropriate and compassionate care.
Interns, residents and fellows who study and work at Montefiore are trained to practice in this ideal geriatrics service model. Make a donation to The Center for Aging and Independence at Montefiore.
With more than 35,000 visits annually, the Institute for Human Comunications is among the largest programs in the region that provides comprehensive care for hearing deficits or problems of speech, language or voice. For the profoundly deaf, Montefiore is the only medical center in the Bronx, N.Y. and Westchester County that performs complex surgeries known as cochlear implants. Underwriting is needed for a number of specific scientific and clinical research activities. Make a donation to The Institute for Human Communications.
Montefiore sponsors a range of medical research from basic laboratory sciences to clinical trials of new therapies. The collaboration between laboratory research and clinical investigations, and the transfer of clinical observations to the laboratory, is known as "translational research," which produces state-of-the-art care for patients. Translational research also streamlines the development of new therapies from conception to early stage clinical trials. Research funds are encouraged in a variety of specialized disciplines. Make a donation to Research efforts at Montefiore Medical Center.
Child Life Specialists provide emotional and psychological support to recovering children and adolescents. The staff of the Phoebe Stein Child Life Program familiarizes young patients with hospital surroundings, informing them about their illness and treatment in an age-appropriate manner. Child Life Specialists also structure therapeutic recreation programs in art, music and writing. Make a donation to the Phoebe Stein Child Life Program.
The Division of Adolescent Medicine at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) and the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center have developed the Bronx Nutrition and Fitness Initiative for Teens (B'N Fit) program to address the issue of adolescent obesity.
The B'N Fit program offers teens a comprehensive medical, nutritional, psychosocial and home evaluation. Young people between the ages of 12 and 21 are enrolled in an intensive 12 week program followed by a weekly maintenance program. Make a donation to the B'N Fit Program.
The Suzanne Pincus Family Learning Place, located in the CHAM lobby, offers consumer health information through printed and audiovisual materials and Internet resources. It is staffed by knowledgeable health educators who also provide links to support groups and community services. Make a donation to the Suzanne Pincus Family Learning Place.
A child's hospitalization or ambulatory visits for chronic conditions can create undue hardship to families. To ease the stress and expense of frequent or long-term visits, the Family Amenities Fund helps cover family out-of-pocket expenses such as parking, transportation and meals during treatments. Make a donation to the Family Amenities Fund.
In a separate facility from CHAM, a compassionate and specially trained staff provides emergency care and support to young victims of abuse or neglect and counseling to their families. Make a donation to The J.E. and Z.B. Butler Child Advocacy Center.
For information about these programs or other funding priorities of Montefiore Medical Center and The Children's Hospital at Montefiore, contact the Development Office at 718-920-6656.