Geriatric Medicine

Senior or geriatric medicine in the context of primary care refers to a specialized branch of medical care that is dedicated to the unique healthcare needs of older adults, typically aged 65 and older. Primary care providers who specialize in senior or geriatric medicine focus on delivering comprehensive and patient-centered healthcare services to address the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of older adults. Geriatric Medicine at Everlast Wellness Group may include: 

Multimorbidity Management: We take a holistic approach when managing multiple chronic health conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis, or dementia to optimize the patient's overall health. 

Preventive Care: We emphasize preventive care by conducting regular health assessments and screenings tailored to the unique needs of older adults. This includes cancer screenings, bone density testing, cognitive assessments, among others. 

Cognitive Health: We assess cognitive function and screen for conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Early detection and management are essential for preserving cognitive function. 

Pain Management: Chronic pain is common among older adults. We take a holistic approach to manage pain through a combination of medication, physical therapy, nutrition and lifestyle modifications, and if necessary, a referral to a Pain Specialist depending on the individual’s preference and needs. 

Advanced Care Planning, Hospice and Palliative Care: Discussions may be made about end-of-life care preferences, advance directives, and healthcare proxies. Referrals will be made to the appropriate facilities to ensure that your needs are met. 

Medication Optimization: Given the increased risk of medication interactions and side effects in older adults, we carefully review and manage medications to ensure that they are appropriate and safe while weighing the risk vs benefits. We will aim to reduce polypharmacy as much as possible.  

Functional Assessment: Evaluating a senior's ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) is crucial. We assess mobility, balance, and the patient's ability to manage household tasks and self-care. 

Fall Risk Assessment: Falls are a significant concern for older adults. We evaluate fall risk factors and provide recommendations to prevent falls, including exercises, home modifications, assistive devices, or physical therapy. 

Nutritional Assessment: We assess nutritional status and provide guidance on maintaining a balanced diet to support overall health, bone health, and weight management. 

Social and Emotional Well-being: We address social isolation, depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns that can affect older adults. We may refer patients to mental health specialists if necessary. 

Geriatric medicine in primary care places a strong emphasis on maintaining the quality of life and functional independence of older adults. We work collaboratively with patients and their families to develop individualized care plans that address the unique healthcare needs and goals of older patients as they navigate the challenges and opportunities of aging.

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