Geriatric care treats patients who are age 65 and above. As you grow older, your health concerns can change and may require special attention. They give your older family members the individualized, superior treatment they deserve, ensuring that their personalized treatment plan keeps them strong and well.
Your doctor aims to protect the aging members of your family from a wide range of diseases and conditions, such as:
Loss of balance
Loss of hearing
Loss of vision
High blood pressure
Geriatricians are specialized in their care and know how to help prevent, diagnose, and treat health conditions that affect patients as they age. Just as a parent takes their baby to a pediatrician for specialized care, you want your older family members to see a doctor who effectively treats them for their age-related needs, too.
In addition, your practitioners offer compassion and comfort to help them feel comfortable and hopeful about improving and then maintaining their quality of life.
If you’re 65 or older and notice indications of possible health issues, you should schedule your geriatric care appointment. Symptoms to look for include: