Warren Clinic Geriatrics strives to enhance the quality of life of older adults through medical treatment, education and counseling.
Geriatricians frequently provide the primary care for older adults who have the most complicated medical and social problems.
Consult a Geriatrician When:
- An older person's condition causes considerable impairment and frailty. These patients tend to be over the age of 75 and coping with a number of diseases and disabilities, including cognitive (mental) problems.
- Family members and friends are feeling considerable stress and strain as caregivers.
An estimated three out of four people over the age of 65 have multiple chronic conditions. This means a typical senior may have diabetes, arthritis and high blood pressure. That’s a lot to manage. A person with multiple chronic conditions is at higher risk for hospitalizations, hospital readmissions and adverse drug events.
Patients with multiple chronic conditions can help optimize their health and quality of life by:
- Identifying a medical quarterback – It’s important to have a healthcare provider who is responsible for managing all your conditions and medications.
- Making healthy choices – It’s estimated that 80 percent of heart disease and stroke, 80 percent of type 2 diabetes and 40 percent of cancers could be eliminated if Americans would stop smoking, eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly.
- Taking advantage of community resources – There are many local resources, such as the YMCA or Area Agency on Aging, which can support opportunities for health promotion and disease prevention.
- Monitoring medications – People with multiple chronic conditions usually take multiple medications. Develop a reminder system to make sure you’re taking medications at the right time.
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