The Geriatric Center of Excellence

Mission: To strengthen our community by improving the quality of life of older adults.

The ELIH Geriatric Center of Excellence, a 'center without walls', offers comprehensive geriatric medical services aimed at improving the quality of life for seniors in a hands-on, caring environment both in the hospital, their homes and community-wide.


 Geriatric Medical Services Include:

Ambulatory Surgery
Behavioral Health
Emergency Services
Interventional Pain Management
Infectious Disease

Physical Therapy
Primary Care

Eastern Long Island Hospital remains committed to attentively, expertly and compassionately guiding older area residents in their pursuit of health and wellness. Cooperative efforts of multiple local agencies make these services possible.

Looking for Guidance?

To meet the needs of the residents in our community, ELIH offers the Senior Options and Solutions (SOS) program. This program provides assistance to older adults, families and caregivers who need help answering healthcare questions, identifying their needs, and accessing necessary services. This program also provides connections to other resources in the community through collaboration and cooperation.

A care manager is available to assess an individual's needs at a convenient location – in the home, at community centers or at the SOS Office (red building). After a review of topics such as medical and mental health status, housing and in-home needs and social functioning, the care manager connects the individual with services where necessary to encourage independent living and optimize good health.

It is very common for your loved one to be referred to alternate community services that specialize in this client's needs. Our care manager's knowledge of available options and their expertise will benefit our elders with professional referrals and direction.

These services include:

  • Social Interaction/ programming
  • Cognitive programming
  • Nutrition
  • Benefits assistance
  • Home services
  • Housing/Placement

Links to Community Resources


Peconic Landing

San Simeon By The Sound

Southold Human Resource Center