Geriatric Care

Geriatric Care Q & A

Why should I consider geriatric care?

Geriatric care focuses on the unique physical and mental health needs people face as they get older. You should consider a geriatric care consultation if you’re 65 or older, whether you’re in good health or have existing medical issues.

The We Care Clinic team has extensive experience in assisting older people with a variety of health and lifestyle issues. They focus on protecting your existing health and reducing your risk for chronic diseases, falls, and mental health disorders relating to aging.

Your physician provides high-quality, continuous care that you can rely on as you age. They continue to track changes in your health and treat new symptoms proactively to prevent complications from heart disease, high blood pressure, and other age-related conditions.

What geriatric care services are available?

The team at We Care Clinic offers comprehensive geriatric care services in-office to assist you in many areas of your life. These services include:

  • Routine physicals
  • Preventive screenings
  • Fall risk assessments
  • Medication management

The physicians also offer nutritional counseling to help you improve your diet and exercise suggestions to keep you physically active and strong.

What can I expect during a geriatric care consultation?

When you meet with the We Care Clinic team initially, you can expect the physicians to spend time getting to know your medical history and current health needs. You receive a physical exam to identify areas of tenderness, pain, or swelling that may indicate an underlying health issue.

You may also need blood work or other diagnostic testing to evaluate your cholesterol levels, blood sugar levels, and other important details about your health during your initial appointment. You might also need testing if you’re currently taking medication to treat an existing health issue.

Your We Care Clinic physician will also discuss your safety at home and may do a risk assessment for falls, neglect, and age-related mental health issues. They can recommend a timeline for follow-up visits where they continue to monitor your health.

If you or a loved one needs high-quality geriatric care, call We Care Clinic to request an appointment or schedule one through the online booking feature today.