Senior Health Services
Swank Memory Care Center
The Swank Memory Care Center at Christiana Care is the Delaware area's first comprehensive outpatient office for patients with memory disorders and their families.
More than 14,000 people across Delaware are coping with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory loss. The Swank Memory Care Center offers these patients and their families essential support, education and guidance from diagnosis through treatment.
Our geriatricians, nurses, medical and administrative assistants and social worker work closely with specialists, including neurologists and psychiatrists, to provide specialized care. Our staff also assists patients in arranging additional consultations or diagnostic testing as needed.
Services provided at the Swank Memory Care Center
- Initial history and other screening assessments are performed on-site. A full battery of assessments is available to examine cognitive functions, including neurological, psychological, diagnostic and cognitive testing.
- We offer help with scheduling appointments and consultations with local neurologists, geriatric psychiatrists and other mental-health specialists.
- A physician and social worker evaluate patients and caregivers, incorporating input from other members of the treatment team as part of each visit.
- Patient cases are discussed weekly during multidisciplinary treatment team meetings.
- Caregiver support is provided, including patient care follow-up, caregiver training and resource referrals.
- The treatment team communicates with each patient’s primary care providers and caregivers to ensure coordination of care.
- We offer training programs for caregivers and professionals.
- Caregiver support is provided by the interdisciplinary team in partnership with community agencies and regional programs.
- We will assist in matching patients with appropriate local clinical trials.
The Swank Memory Care Center is a collaborative care program of Christiana Care's departments of Medicine, Family and Community Medicine and Psychiatry.
Swank Memory Care Center at Christiana Care
205 W. 14th St., Suite 100A, Wilmington, DE 19801 directions