What is a Geriatric Certified Specialist?

The Geriatric Certified Specialist (GCS) is a certification process for physical therapists that are committed to providing the best evidenced-based care to older adults. Geriatric Certified Specialists treat in a wide variety of settings (e.g. acute hospital, rehabilitation units, home care, private practice, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living units) and to a diverse clientele. And manage patients over a large age range (65+) and with complex acute and chronic medical histories.