Geriatric care at its core is medical care for older patients that centers around preventing and treating conditions, diseases, and disabilities that are commonly encountered by older adults. Geriatric care can encompass a variety of health-related services for elderly adults, including care management, specialized medical care, independence, and social or psychological needs. Because aging is inevitable and the health care needs of the elderly are not the same as for younger populations, geriatric care plays an important role in optimizing both the health and quality of life for older adults in their later years.
A geriatric care assessment is used to clearly define the care needs for an elderly individual. The assessment provides insights into the patient’s mental, physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. It may also take their living conditions, family involvement, socioeconomic factors, functional ability, and any other factor that may influence the patient’s overall quality of life into account.
In general, a geriatric assessment will take the following areas into consideration:
The Providers at Your Family Medical Clinic are an excellent resource for patients who are advancing in age and are looking for a provider who has expertise in the unique issues that they are facing. Our Providers help simplify the patient’s health care and often takes extra time and care to ensure that the patient fully understands the situation, the plan moving forward, and that their concerns are fully addressed. At Your Family Medical Clinic, we focus on the patient’s quality of life and do our best to eliminate the stress associated with medical care during a patient’s golden years. If you or a loved one would benefit from receiving geriatric care, please reach out to us for a consultation.
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