Geriatric Care
Geriatric care focuses on the unique health needs of older adults, typically aged 65 and older. It encompasses a range of medical, social, and psychological services aimed at promoting health, preventing illness, and enhancing quality of life in older individuals.

Key components of geriatric care include:


Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA):

A thorough evaluation of an older adult’s health status, including physical, mental, and functional aspects. This assessment helps identify medical conditions, cognitive impairments, functional limitations, and social support needs.

Multidisciplinary Care Team:

Geriatric care often involves a team of healthcare professionals, including geriatricians, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and pharmacists. This interdisciplinary approach ensures comprehensive care addressing various aspects of aging.

Management of Chronic Conditions:

Older adults often have multiple chronic health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease. Geriatric care focuses on managing these conditions effectively through medication management, lifestyle modifications, and preventive care to minimize complications.

Fall Prevention:

Falls are a significant risk for older adults and can lead to serious injuries and loss of independence. Geriatric care includes assessing fall risk factors, implementing interventions such as home modifications, exercise programs, and balance training to prevent falls, and educating older adults and their caregivers about fall prevention strategies.

Cognitive Health:

Geriatric care addresses cognitive health issues such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease through early detection, cognitive assessments, medication management, and support services for patients and caregivers.

Functional Independence:

Maintaining functional independence is essential for older adults’ quality of life. Geriatric care focuses on optimizing physical function through rehabilitation, assistive devices, and adaptive strategies to help older adults remain independent in activities of daily living.

Social Support and Community Resources:

Geriatric care involves connecting older adults with community resources, support services, and social networks to address social isolation, loneliness, and improve overall well-being.

Palliative and End-of-Life Care:

Geriatric care includes addressing older adults’ palliative and end-of-life care needs with a focus on symptom management, pain control, emotional support, and advance care planning to ensure their preferences for care are respected.
Overall, geriatric care aims to promote healthy aging, enhance quality of life, and support older adults in maintaining independence and dignity as they age.