Board Certified Family Medicine & Board Certified Pain Medicine Physicians located in Tinley Park, Rockford, and Olympia Fields, IL, & Munster, IN
As you age, your risk of disease increases — around 85% of senior citizens have at least one chronic health condition. The board-certified family medicine specialists at Health Solutions provide comprehensive, customized geriatric care at their offices in Tinley Park, Rockford, and Flossmoor, Illinois, and Munster, Indiana. If you’re looking for compassionate, expert geriatric care, call Health Solutions, or schedule a consultation online today.
Geriatric Care Q & A
What is geriatric care?
Geriatric care focuses on the health needs of aging patients. As you age, your risk of certain diseases increases, and you benefit from specialized care to prevent and manage illness and disease. It’s common for senior citizens to have one or more chronic health conditions and take multiple medications. As a result, you have an increased risk of even more health issues.
The team at Health Solutions provides holistic geriatric care, taking your total health and well-being into account. They aim to help you improve and protect your health and vitality with customized geriatric care.
What are the common health issues experienced by aging patients?
Your age is a risk factor for several health conditions. Some of the most common health issues in geriatric medicine include:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Heart disease
- Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Cognitive decline and dementia
- Influenza and pneumonia
- Balance issues and falling
The team at Health Solutions not only diagnoses a comprehensive variety of health issues, but they offer personalized wellness programs to help you stay as healthy as possible physically and mentally.
What services does geriatric care include?
Three service areas form the foundation of geriatric care at Health Solutions:
The team offers annual wellness visits, health screenings, and immunizations, including shingles and flu vaccines, to improve and protect your health. They provide nutritional counseling, exercise advice, and other customized support to help you stay healthy, naturally. Your doctor keeps meticulous health records to quickly identify any changes in your health and take action before you develop symptoms.
Many patients over the age of 65 have one or more chronic health conditions that can interfere with their quality of life and wellness. The team provides comprehensive treatment plans that incorporate medicine, osteopathic manipulation, joint injections, and other treatments to reduce your symptoms and help you maintain a healthy life.
One of the risks of having several chronic diseases is taking multiple medications. This can increase your risk of unwanted drug interactions and intolerable side effects. The team at Health Solutions carefully monitors your medication, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and supplements, to ensure that you are only taking what is necessary and avoiding adverse drug interactions.
Your risk of cognitive decline and conditions like dementia increases with age. The team at Health Solutions provides cognitive health screenings to assess your memory, thinking, and problem-solving skills. These tests can help you get the treatment you need as early as possible and protect your health and independence.
If you’re looking for compassionate, comprehensive geriatric care, call Health Solutions, or schedule a consultation online today.
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