Internal medicine iii st. Katharinen hospital gmbh in frechen, germany

Clinic for Internal Medicine III, Geriatrics and Palliative MedicineGeriatrics mainly treats diseases of old age and their consequences, in order to maintain the greatest possible independence of older people in their lifestyles. Geriatrics as a medical specialty takes into account multidisciplinary care of health in old age with preventive, rehabilitative, clinical and social aspects of diseases.

Our capabilities:
The Department of Internal Medicine III – Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine – with a total of 87 beds- 82 geriatric and five palliative- is the largest bed-bearing department of the St. Katharinen Hospital in Frechen. The geriatric clinic operates an acute geriatric ward as well as a palliative ward. A ward specifically designed to meet the needs of patients with dementia and acute medical problems is currently under construction. The geriatrics department, as a focal department, serves the large parts of the Rhein-Erft district as well as the neighboring western urban areas of Cologne. As a standard care facility, the St. Katharinen-Hospital offers all current diagnostic possibilities of ultrasound diagnostics, endoscopy, X-ray diagnostics including CT and magnetic resonance tomography as well as nuclear medicine. If the required diagnostics are not carried out by our department itself, we cooperate closely with other departments in order to ensure a smooth and optimal hospital stay and rapid recovery and mobilization.

Our maxim is: "As gently as possible, as much as necessary". In addition to the apparative diagnostics, we use a special geriatric concept, the so-called geriatric assessment, in which an evaluation is carried out with the help of validated test procedures. The assessment serves to check and evaluate independence and the need for assistance in coping with the tasks of everyday life. Contents include specific tests to assess activities of daily living, mobility, memory, emotional state, nutrition, pain, special screening procedures for geriatric syndromes (frailty, delirium) and social care. The results of the geriatric assessment have a decisive influence on the further diagnostic procedure and the therapeutic concept. The medical service spectrum of our department includes the examination and treatment of:

– Diseases of internal medicine (diseases of the blood, heart, lungs and digestive tract as well as rheumatic diseases and infectious diseases).These are treated with special consideration of the specific characteristics of older age. (If necessary diagnostic and therapeutic measures are not provided by our department itself, there is close cooperation with the other medical clinics and specialist departments of the hospital). – For example, after operations we carry out the so-called geriatric complex treatment as early rehabilitation. This treatment is intended to achieve a high degree of independence. Quality of life of our patients can be achieved. For patients in great need of care, we want to achieve a facilitation of care. – Within the framework of care for the seriously ill and dying, palliative medical care concepts are incorporated on the basis of our proven palliative medical expertise.

Our early rehabilitation includes:

– Activating care: mobilization from bed, recognition and promotion of remaining activities, motivation to use one's own initiative – Physiotherapy: physiotherapy, massage, respiratory therapy, inhalation, testing of aids – Occupational therapy: dressing training, eating training, brain performance training, activities of daily living, aids consultation and testing – Speech therapy: Speech therapy, swallowing diagnostics and training – Social services: planning of outpatient/inpatient assistance, application for care classification, care allowance, care law, patient powers of attorney, care aids, meals on wheels, home emergency call, advice for relatives, dealing with aids, dealing with dementia and disability, financial advice and housing advice.

Teamwork is a priority in the geriatric clinic. The clinic is managed by Dr. M. Haydari. Mr. Dr. Haydari. Mr. Dr. K. Lehmann managed within the framework of a chief physician collegial system.

Geriatrics beds: 82 Palliative care beds: 5 Inpatients: approx. 2000 per year Outpatient treatments: approx. 500 per year

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact our secretariat.

Further patient information:
Dear patients, dear relatives, an illness is often associated with worries and fears. At this point we would like to provide you with information about our clinic and thus, as far as possible, take away your worries about the unknown. Within the framework of our treatment, we would like to prepare you as well as possible for your return to your home environment. Doctors, nurses and therapists work on this in equal measure. If your family doctor has ied you a referral, he or she has usually already registered you at our clinic and you have already been informed about an admission date.

Consultation hours: Inpatient admission to our department is possible day and night. The hospital gate (telephone number 022345020) is staffed around the clock.

Procedure of inpatient treatment/what do I have to bring with me?? First of all, the patient is admitted to the emergency room with his personal data. This is followed by the medical admission with the first examination. The doctor then discusses the findings with you. Individually the further course of your stay.

Please bring the following documents with you to enable us to obtain comprehensive information about your illness:

– Preliminary X-ray findings (also available in digital form), – Complete and up-to-date list of medication, – If available, documents on previous treatments (hospital discharge reports, surgery reports, etc.), – A copy of the patient's medical records.) – if necessary, living will, health care proxy or certificate of care

After the medical admission you will be provided with your room.

Geriatric early rehabilitative complex treatment:
In everyday life it happens again and again that illnesses, especially in old age, not only affect a person's condition in the short term, but lead to a longer-lasting deterioration of mobility and strength, mental capacity and independence. In the geriatric early rehabilitative complex treatment, in addition to the treatment of the acute illness, the aim is to achieve the best possible restoration of lost abilities using diagnostic and therapeutic measures specific to everyday life. We treat mainly acute health disorders in internal, neurological, but also surgical diseases of old age. Particular emphasis is placed on the therapy of the so-called geriatric syndromes. This includes, among other things, a tendency to fall and gait disorders, dementia, incontinence, circulatory disorders, dizziness syndromes, depression, chronic pain and general physical deterioration processes (malnutrition, frailty, etc.).).

Prerequisite for geriatric early rehabilitative complex treatment: Generally, older patients over the age of 65 who have an acute illness that requires treatment. There is an additional restriction of mobility, independence, brain performance, mood or social care that is treatable. A sufficient resilience. Motivation for therapy should be present in principle. Likewise, in principle, the possibility of achieving an improvement in the medical condition should be possible. The decision for early rehabilitation is made by the hospital physician during the inpatient treatment or after referral by the resident colleagues. Special applications for approval are not necessary.

Course of therapy: the duration of geriatric early rehabilitation is usually between 14 and 21 days. Patients are cared for by specially trained nursing staff, who provide so-called activating care that includes the patient's participation in the implementation of activities of daily living. An essential component of the complex treatment are daily therapy sessions of physiotherapy and occupational therapy. The main focus of physiotherapeutic treatment is the training of strength, endurance and general resilience. The greatest possible mobility, independence and security in everyday life are regained and attempts are made to reduce the need for care. Occupational therapy provides training in independence in the areas of personal hygiene, independent dressing and undressing, eating, drinking and everyday movements. During the in-patient stay, the social service advises on the possibilities of further assistance and care offers after discharge. We are also happy to assist with applications. Coordination of care offers helpful. Link of the therapy are the meetings of nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy, social service as well as the medical service. Under medical supervision, further diagnostics and therapy adjustment of acute and chronic illnesses are carried out with special consideration of illnesses of advanced age. At the beginning and during the inpatient stay, standardized surveys of the patient's abilities (so-called geriatric assessment) are carried out. We attach great importance to maintaining or stabilizing the mental freshness of patients as well as to specifically addressing the current life situation of patients and thus designing therapy sessions that are motivated by the wishes and interests of both sides.

Information for applicants:
Further training authorization: The Clinic for Internal Medicine III, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine is authorized to provide further training for the basic further training in internal medicine and general medicine in conjunction with the Medical Clinics I and II for the full 36 months. Maryam Haydari). The further training in the basic further training takes place within the scope of an annual rotation procedure with the medical clinics. is also used by physicians in further training to become specialists in general medicine. For the specialist for internal medicine there is a further training authorization for 24 months in the medical clinics I and II. For the additional title of geriatrics, full authorization for further training is available (18 months). This training can be continued after completion or. at the end of the further training in the fields of internal medicine, general medicine or neurology. Furthermore, Dr. Kamps as section head of palliative medicine via further training authorization of 12 months for palliative medicine. Regular internal and external training events and clinical case conferences are held. Clinical traineeships are possible at any time by arrangement. For more information on further training, please contact the chief physicians of the Clinic for Internal Medicine III -Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine- Mrs. Dr. Maryam Haydari and Dr. Karsten Lehmann. If you would like to send us an application, please feel free to do so by mail or email.

Private outpatient clinic of both chief physicians by arrangement.
Consultation hours with chief physicians/senior physicians by telephone agreement with the secretary's office, with the attending ward physicians according to the notices in the medical rooms of the geriatric wards A4, A6 and A11. We would like to point out at this point that telephone information is generally only possible to a limited extent and prior personal contact with the patient's consent.


Head physicians in the collegial system

internal medicine iii st. katharinen hospital gmbh in frechen

Mrs. Dr. med. M. Haydari Specialist for internal medicine, geriatrics, quality management

internal medicine iii st. katharinen hospital gmbh in frechen

Mr. Dr. med. K. Lehmann Specialist in internal medicine, geriatrics, palliative medicine, medical quality management, psychotherapy, nutritionist BfD e.V. and traffic medicine

Mrs. B. Schiwietz Ms B. Uhe

Fon: 02234 / 502-4110 Fax: 02234 / 502-4104

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Outpatient Clinic

Private outpatient clinic with memory consultation by appointment

Consultation with

– the chief physicians / senior physicians by telephone agreement with the secretary's office – the attending ward physicians (see notices in the doctors' rooms of the geriatric wards A4, A6 and A11)

Senior doctors

internal medicine iii st. katharinen hospital gmbh in frechen

Mr. Dr. med. A. Cimpean Specialist in general medicine, geriatrics, palliative medicine

internal medicine iii st. katharinen hospital gmbh in frechen

Dr. med. R. Kamps Specialist in internal medicine, geriatrics, palliative medicine

internal medicine iii st. katharinen hospital gmbh in frechen

Mrs. D. Lillou
Specialist in internal medicine, cardiology and geriatrics


internal medicine iii st. katharinen hospital gmbh in frechen


Fon: 02234 / 502-0 Fax: 02234 / 502-25104

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