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Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric medicine is a medical specialty focused on providing care for the unique health needs of older adults. Geriatric care requires an inter-disciplinary approach involving physicians, neurologists, nephrologists, cardiologists along with nursing care, pharmacy and rehabilitation. Elderly adults have multiple medical conditions and age associated changes in physiology increase the susceptibility to disease and death. Further, common diseases may present atypically in elderly, posing diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Elderly people require specific attention to medications as owing to their advanced age, their ability to metabolize and respond to drugs changes.

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What are geriatric services?

Geriatric services encompass a range of medical, psychological, social, and support services tailored specifically for older adults. These services aim to address the physical, mental, and emotional health needs of seniors.

What conditions do geriatric services address?

Geriatric services address a wide range of conditions commonly faced by older adults, such as chronic diseases (e.g., diabetes, hypertension), cognitive issues (dementia, Alzheimer's), mobility challenges (balance, osteoarthritis), mental health concerns (depression, anxiety), hearing & vision loss, incontinence, end-of-life care and more.

Do geriatric services only focus on medical care?

No, geriatric services go beyond medical care. They also address social and emotional well-being, mental health, mobility and functional support, and caregiver education and assistance.

Are there specialized services for dementia and Alzheimer's patients within geriatric care?

Yes, there are specialized services and facilities that cater to individuals living with any kind of dementia or Alzheimer’s and their family members who are coping with care giver stress. These services often provide specialized memory care programs, safe environments, and activities tailored to the needs of these individuals.

Who provides geriatric services?

Geriatric services are offered by a variety of professionals, including geriatricians (doctors specialized in the care of older adults), geriatric nurses, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, and nutritionists.

What is a geriatric assessment?

A geriatric assessment is used by geriatricians to clearly define the care needs for an elderly individual. The evaluation sheds light on the patient's emotional, psychological, physical, and mental well-being. It may also take their living conditions, family involvement, socioeconomic factors, functional ability, nutrition and any other factor that may influence the patient's overall quality of life into account.

Is geriatric care only for individuals living at home?

No, geriatric care can be provided in various settings, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospitals. The type of care needed depends on the individual's health and preferences.


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