December 06, 2018
Comprehensive geriatric care is comprised of specialized care of older adults across multiple settings and locations including outpatient offices, hospitals, skilled nursing or assisted living facilities and the home. Comprehensive geriatric care usually consists of a team-based approach. This team focuses on evaluating medical, social and emotional needs, with special emphasis on common problems in older adults, such as memory problems, falls, incontinence and multiple medications. The ultimate goal of this care team is to help older adults age gracefully. The care team can include, but is not limited to, the following:
- nurse practitioner
- physician assistant
- physical therapist
- occupational therapist
- speech therapist
Our Doctors Who Specialize in Geriatric Medicine
Our geriatricians are medical doctors who are specially trained to treat older adults. They are trained and board-certified in either internal medicine or family medicine. In addition to their general medical training, they go on to complete specialty training and board certification in geriatric medicine. This provides them with a specialized understanding of how health conditions and treatments affect older adults.
Make an appointment today with our geriatricians with special interest in preventive medicine, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia, and general internal medicine for senior citizens.