Geriatric Medicine

Department of Geriatric Medicine became an independent department on 01-01-2017, offering the following services which include clinical services, contribution to Geriatric MBBS education (Teaching the 22 geriatric competencies) conducting MD Geriatric Medicine, Certificate course in Palliative care course with Emphasis on Geriatrics, Certificate Course in Music Therapy for Health Professionals, Post Doctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine.

Department has started NMC approved MD Course in Geriatric Medicine from the year 2022 (1 st institution in Karnataka to get this approval). Geriatric services of Yenepoya (Deemed to be University) was recognised by the Govt of Karnataka by a State award in 2018.

Department has a multidisciplinary team comprising of Geriatric Medicine faculty, a Geriatric Physiotherapist, Dietician, Social Worker and a team of trained nurses.


  • Department of Geriatric Medicine YMC to be the Centre of Excellence in Geriatric Care, Education and Research at both National and International level.


  • Excellent cost effective Geriatric Care
  • Geriatric Education to all
  • Translational research
  • Extension and community services

Academic Programs:

  • Internship for MBBS graduates.
  • PG-M.D
  • PhD
  • Certificate course on Palliative care with emphasis on Geriatric care - MOU with
  • Certificate Course in Music Therapy for Health Professionals

Community Engagement

  • Networking with all NGO’s caring for the elderly through PAGE (Peoples Association for Geriatric Empowerment).
  • Memory testing - for all the senior citizens during the month of September in association with PAGE.
  • Home care visits - within a radius of 30 KM
  • Telemedicine services at concession rate
  • Active ageing programme, including very active online programme and WhatsApp group.
  • Yoga training sessions – offline and online.
  • Providing geriatric care at Preethinagar, Mangalore through a dedicated team.
  • Geriatric Health Checkup camps.

Partnership & Collaborations

a. Joint academic services with:

  • MediAcion Germany for providing geriatric palliative therapy course.
  • Assistance to the district administration in NPPC (National Programme for Palliative Care) & NPHCE (National Programme for Health care of Elderly).
  • Collaboration with other universities inside and outside the state for interuniversity PG teaching programme.
  • Collaboration with Geriatric Society of India in providing Certificate course in Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology

b. We have MOU For geriatric services with:

  • Department of Psychiatry, YENCOURAGE, Yenepoya Nursing Home, Mangalore for running urban care Psycho Geriatric services.
  • Susheg Trust” residential care facility for Neuropalliaitve care regularly
  • Olavinahalli Rehab center, Kinya
  • Sri Sai Seva Pratistanam, Daigoli.
  • St. Ann’s old age home, Mangalore

Types of OP Service offered

  • Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
  • Frailty Assessment
  • Healthy Ageing Counseling
  • Review Poly-pharmacy & optimization of medication management.
  • Geriatric physiotherapy, Geriatric Diet counseling & Psycho social assessment & services.

Specialty clinics

  • Memory Clinic
  • Falls Clinic
  • Incontinence Clinic
  • Vaccination Clinic
  • Integrative Wellness Clinic (including Alternative system of medicines).

Clinical services:

In-Patient Services:

  • 30 beds - include 6 step-down and 24 general beds.
  • Dedicated Geriatric Physiotherapy services.
  • Dedicated Geriatric Dietary services.
  • Dedicated psychosocial services
  • Music therapy using body Tambura.


Dr. Prabha Adhikari M.R

Dr. Kishore Kumar Ubrangala

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