GENERAL SERVICES OFFERED UNDER GERIATRIC CARE
Accidental falls and drops among the elderly are the leading cause of many of the complications of their health condition. It is common among the elderly patients to fall down due to ill health and it is a serious situation concerning the age of the person. The Falls Assessment Program offered under our community health center is a complete process that involves an accurate review of the medical and medication history of the patients. A complete physical examination is offered under the program that assesses the balance and walking, vision, and hearing abilities of the elderly, which will help in reducing the risks of falling in the elderly.
Osteoporosis is a bone thinning medical condition that causes fractures in the bones of a person, and it commonly occurs in men and women aged over 50. The Osteoporosis Evaluation Program offered at our community health care centers includes a diagnosis as well as a combination of medication, dieting, and exercise for minimizing this bone weakness condition.
Dementia and other memory related issues is a common health issue among the elderly. For treating this, the Geriatrics services offered by our low income clinics undertake a detailed medical and psychological evaluation of the patient. The program also involves the formulation of a care plan for patients suffering from Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and depression.