Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric medicine, also known as geriatrics, is a medical speciality dedicated to the health and well-being of elderly individuals.
Doctors specialising in this field are committed 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 individual's overall well-being.

Critical Services in Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric medicine at Kirrawee Doctors is a comprehensive approach to maintaining the health and independence of older adults. Our services include preventative care, such as vaccinations and screenings, as well as medication management and lifestyle interventions. We also provide comprehensive geriatric assessments to evaluate functional capacity and manage chronic diseases and geriatric syndromes.

The essential services we provide are:

Preventative Care

  • Vaccinations: Keeping up-to-date with vaccines such as influenza, pneumococcal, and shingles.
  • Screenings: Regular screenings for cancers (such as colon, breast, and prostate), osteoporosis, and cardiovascular diseases.
  • Lifestyle Interventions: Guidance on nutrition, exercise, and smoking cessation to promote healthy ageing.

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment:
During a comprehensive geriatric assessment, our geriatricians will evaluate your functional capacity. This assessment helps us understand your level of independence and identify any areas where you may need additional support.

  • Activities of Daily Living (ADLs): Assessing how they perform personal hygiene and grooming, toileting, eating, and dressing tasks to determine independence level.
  • Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs): Assessing how they manage finances and medications, food preparation, laundry, and housekeeping to determine independence level.
  • Chronic Disease Management: Specialising in conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and dementia.
  • Geriatric Syndromes: Addressing issues like falls, frailty, delirium, and incontinence.

Medication Management:

  • Managing multiple medications to avoid adverse effects and interactions. Ensuring that all medications are up to date and assessing that all medications are still beneficial and necessary.

Mental Health Support:

  • Cognitive Assessments: Identifying and managing conditions like dementia and Alzheimer's.
  • Emotional Well-being: Addressing issues such as depression and anxiety, which are common in older adults.

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.

Why Choose Kirrawee Doctors?

At Kirrawee Doctors, our geriatric GPs are dedicated to providing top-notch, comprehensive geriatric care tailored to the needs of older adults. Whether you're searching for a geriatric doctor near you or specialised geriatric care in Sydney, our conveniently located clinic in Kirrawee offers skilled management of chronic conditions, geriatric syndromes like falls and frailty, and personalised services, including preventative care, medication management, and mental health support. Located at 179 Oak Road, Kirrawee, our clinic is easily accessible for those seeking aged care in Sydney, ensuring that quality healthcare is within reach.

When to Book an Appointment

If you or a loved one is over the age of 65 and experiencing any of the following, book an appointment with the compassionate team at Kirrawee Doctors for expert geriatric care:

  • Managing multiple chronic conditions and medications.
  • Experiencing frequent falls or a decline in balance.
  • Noticing memory problems or changes in cognitive function.
  • Requiring support to maintain independence in daily activities.

You can book an appointment online below or by calling our clinic at 02 8834 5452.
Our experienced geriatric doctors in Sydney are here to provide personalised and comprehensive care to help you maintain your health and independence

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