Geriatrics and Senior Health
Should Seniors See A Geriatrician?
Geriatricians are physicians with extra training in caring for the special needs of older adults. They help patients manage common disorders including hypertension, diabetes, and arthritis and they are trained in treating the specialized problems of aging such as stroke and memory loss.
They understand how physical health problems affect all aspects of a senior’s life –their mobility, social interaction, and ability to live independently. Geriatricians look beyond medical problems to see the impact their health has on someone’s overall well-being. All the while understanding that health care involves not only medical examinations but also mental, spiritual, functional, and social well-being.
Having a proper diagnosis is crucial step to understanding what is needed to maintain good health, improve adverse health conditions, and help someone age-in-place comfortably. That’s why seeing a geriatrician might be the best choice for the proper management of an older adult’s overall health and well-being.