Inpatient Geriatrics Service at Hillsborough Campus
**Visitor Restrictions at UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus**
To prevent potential transmission of the coronavirus, Inpatient Geriatrics at UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus does not allow visitors. This policy is consistent with recent, system-wide changes to restrict visitors in UNC Health hospitals.
We appreciate what a difficult time this is for older adults, their families, and their caregivers. Should your family member be admitted to UNC Hospitals we will take steps to ensure regular, clear communication with you about your loved one.
Stay at Home
We encourage older adults to stay home as much as possible to reduce your chances of being exposed to the virus. Orange County’s Department on Aging is working to safely partner community volunteers with older adults who need assistance. If you’re an older adult needing assistance with grocery or medication delivery, call Orange County Aging Helpline at 919-968-2087.
Senior Shopping Hours
While older adults are safest staying at home during this time, if you cannot find help in purchasing groceries through a friend or neighbor (also see Orange County helpline info above), senior shopping hours may lessen the risk in going out to shop for groceries. Click on the image to the right for hours and stores.
Please read this article from AARP on safely shopping for groceries before you venture out!
Information about our Inpatient Geriatrics Service can be found below and in the links at the top left of this page.
Age-Friendly Care at UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus
UNC School of Medicine’s Division of Geriatric Medicine provides a dedicated service for hospitalized older adults at UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus. The hospital is led by Dr. Jeffrey Strickler, DHA, RN, Vice President for UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus and a consistent champion for age-friendly health care.
If you may need hospitalization in the future, ask your physician about Hillsborough as an option. The care is exceptional. The facility is beautiful. And the parking is free.
ACEP Geriatrics Emergency Department Accreditation
In 2018 Hillsborough’s Emergency Department was awarded the prestigious Silver Standard of accreditation for Geriatric Emergency Department excellence. UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus is the first and only hospital in North Carolina to have earned this accreditation.
We invite you to tour the hospital and our Inpatient Service through the images below.