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With improvements in medical care, nutrition and advances in technology, the number of people in the US who are over the age of 65 is larger than ever before and this growing population has special medical concerns. At Mercy, our geriatric doctors work closely with aging adults to help them reduce the risk of illness and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Mercy geriatric doctors diagnose, treat and manage diseases and conditions requiring a special approach for aging patients. Our goal is to help our patients age gracefully and get the most out of their daily lives by serving as both primary care physicians as well as consultants.
We take the time to clearly explain your treatment plan, so that you better understand your care. We also coordinate with family and caregivers to meet the specific needs of aging patients.
Our geriatricians conduct comprehensive assessments of our older patients’ physical, psychological and social needs. Using the Mercy care team approach, our team coordinates with specialists to manage conditions and develop the most effective care plan for you. We also provide annual Medicare wellness exam services.
Maintaining regular health check-ups with your Mercy geriatric physician can help catch health issues early. We offer guidance specific to older adults on immunizations, health screenings, staying active and nutrition. Routine visits also develop into trusting relationships supporting ongoing health as you age.
Mercy’s geriatricians provide expert care for chronic conditions and common aging concerns specific to older adults including:
For elderly patients with multiple chronic conditions, your physician helps monitor the effectiveness of medications and proactively addresses issues.
We aim to diagnose and treat the complex behavioral, emotional and cognitive challenges affecting older adults through our elderly mental health services.
If you’re dealing with a chronic or complex condition, our palliative care services can help you live more comfortably.
At Mercy, we offer comprehensive testing services to diagnose geriatric conditions and problems, including:
At Mercy, we offer compassionate care for a variety of senior care programs and treatment services, including: