Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric medicine, also known as geriatrics, is a medical specialty that focuses on the healthcare of elderly individuals. Doctors who specialise in this field are dedicated to addressing the unique healthcare needs and challenges that arise with aging. Geriatric medicine encompasses a comprehensive approach to the care of older adults, considering not only the treatment of specific medical conditions but also the overall well-being of the individual.

What to Expect

Geriatric medicine at Kirrawee Doctors includes preventative care to maintain the health and independence of older adults, including vaccinations, screenings, medication management, and other lifestyle interventions.

Our geriatric doctors will assess the functional capacity of older individuals. This involves evaluating their ability to perform activities of daily living (personal hygiene and grooming, toileting, eating, dressing) and instrumental activities of daily living (managing finances and medications, food preparation, laundry, housekeeping) to determine their level of independency.

Our geriatrics also assess a range of health concerns prevalent in older populations, including chronic conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and dementia, as well as geriatric syndromes like falls, frailty, delirium, and incontinence.

When to Book an Appointment

If you’re older than 65 and need help managing multiple conditions and/or medications, or if you have experienced a fall or a decline in balance, book an appointment with the compassionate team at Kirrawee Doctors for expert geriatric care. 

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