Geriatrics is the medical specialty that adapts healthcare to aging bodies and minds. A geriatric patient is typically an older person, while there’s no set age, patients are typically 65 years of age and older with chronic illnesses, physical impairments and or cognitive impairment. Focusing on the health care of elderly people, geriatrics care and medication promotes health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults.
Preventing, diagnosing, and treating health problems in older adults includes chronic diseases like Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s, which can impact the mental health of geriatric patients. Similarly, depression and anxiety disorders are experienced by the geriatric population.
Geriatric Syndromes can also include bladder control problems, sleep issues, delirium, dementia, falls, osteoporosis, weight loss and more. Healthcare professionals with advanced training in the care of older adults can help manage these issues and provide individualized person-centered care for older patients and the geriatric population.
Geriatric healthcare professionals aren’t limited to physicians. They also include nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists and social workers, among others. These specialized healthcare professionals can help decide what kind of treatments work best for a geriatric patient so that they can maintain their independence and quality of life.
Our board certified geriatric pharmacists are trained to provide assistance by applying their advanced skills in managing the geriatric population. With a range of medications and non-pharmacologic treatment options, it’s important for those caring for the elderly to have a good understanding of geriatrics to empower them as great caregivers. Our clinical pharmacists are considered experts in geriatrics, as they provide a thorough review of medications for patients on a monthly basis and are trained to be aware of the needs of older adults who reside in their homes, assisted living or long term care facilities.
With over 25 years of combined experience, our team includes an Advanced Practice Pharmacist, a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, and expert staff members who are all dedicated to helping patients achieve their health goals. With their vast knowledge and experience in working with patients of all ages, we’re here to ensure all of our patients are well taken care of.