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Geriatric care addressing the wellness needs of older people


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Geriatric care services provided at recognized rehabilitation centers are designed to meet the complex and varied health needs of the elderly.

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Geriatric care addressing the wellness needs of older people

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  2. 2. • • • • • • 1-718-769-2521 Assessment and monitoring Care planning and implementation Education and advocacy Elder care counseling and support Family caregiver coaching Fall prevention programs Along with professional geriatric medical care, reliable healthcare centers also train adult children to look after their aging parents. Pain Management in the Elderly It is crucial to help the elderly manage acute as well as chronic pain caused by various conditions such as falls, hip fractures, head trauma, bone and joint problems, cancer, or surgery. If untreated, this pain can lead to loss of strength and mobility, functional loss and increased dependency, weakened immune function and healing, exacerbation of cognitive impairment, depression, anxiety, withdrawal and reduced socialization, and increased healthcare costs. At a professional geriatric care center, the elderly patient is first assessed to determine the true cause of pain. A combination of drug and non-drug medications is administered to treat both the sensory and emotional components of pain and improve function and mobility. Pharmacologic strategies include interventional therapies such as injections, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs 1-718-769-2521
  3. 3. 1-718-769-2521 (NSAIDs) and nerve blocks. Non-pharmacologic strategies include physical therapy and regular exercise programs. Preventing Falls Falls that are the major cause for injuries in the elderly are often preventable. Reliable healthcare centers offer a comprehensive six-week slip/fall prevention program to reduce the risk of falls/injuries in older adults. The physical and environmental factors that cause falls are identified and modified to help prevent falls. Physical factors such as strength, balance, walking speed, balance and step length are modified through comprehensive exercise programs such as Biodex Isokinetic exercise, Dynamic Balance Training and Gait Training. Participants are also provided with home safety tips to eliminate environmental hazards in their homes and surroundings. These comprehensive geriatric care services provided by professional health care centers are helping to meet the objective of the Healthy People 2020 older adults which is focuses on better understanding the determinants of healthy aging and enhancing their health, function and quality of life. Posted by HealthQuest 1-718-769-2521