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Geriatric care

Geriatric care offered in Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Davie and Lauderhill, FL

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Aging can lead to deteriorating health and mobility problems that require specialized geriatric care. At offices in Hollywood, Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, and Davie, Florida, the Primary Medical Physicians, LLC team provides expert care to older people living with conditions such as dementia, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. Call the nearest office or book an appointment online today for respectful, compassionate geriatric care.

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Geriatric care Q&A

What is geriatric care?

Geriatric care focuses on the needs of seniors. As you age, your body undergoes various changes that reduce your strength, stability, and endurance. Your immune system may be less effective, so you’re vulnerable to infections and more likely to suffer from complications when you’re sick.

Many older people have chronic conditions requiring ongoing care, and a significant number develop co-occurring health problems (comorbidities). You’re likely to find your mobility reduces as you get older, and you might become increasingly frail. Falls are also common in older people and typically have more severe outcomes because bones weaken with age.

Because people age differently, it’s hard to predict when they’ll require geriatric care. Some need specialized support in their sixties, while others are fit and healthy in their seventies. However, most people will develop age-related health needs after 80 and require increasing levels of geriatric care.

What conditions require geriatric care?

Older people get all the same illnesses as other people, but some conditions are increasingly common with advancing age. These include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Osteoporosis (weak, brittle bones)
  • Thyroid disorders
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Hearing loss
  • Sight loss
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia
  • Hip fractures from falls
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Incontinence

Many older people suffer from mental health problems like depression and anxiety. This can result from the effort of living with pain and disability; grief and loss as friends, partners, and family members pass on; and loneliness — social isolation is a common issue for many elderly people.

What does geriatric care involve?

The care you require in older age varies according to the problems you encounter. If you’re a fit and healthy person, you might be fine with a regular physical exam to identify early signs of developing health problems. On the other hand, you may need extensive geriatric care if you have multiple conditions.

Some of the geriatric care services the Primary Medical Physicians, LLC team offers include:

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Weight management
  • Joint injections
  • Intravenous (IV) therapy
  • Nebulizer therapy for lung conditions
  • Diabetic foot care
  • Medication management
  • Psychological counseling
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Post-stroke care

Your provider creates a personalized geriatric care plan for you based on your needs, including regular checkups, screenings, vaccination boosters, and other preventive care measures.

To learn more about benefiting from geriatric care, call Primary Medical Physicians, LLC, or book an appointment online today.