Aging is a normal part of life, and we’re living longer and longer. With today’s medical advances, many adults are celebrating good health along with longevity. It’s important to be aware of the many components of senior health, including physical health, mental health and emotional well-being. With healthy lifestyle habits, plenty of exercise and activities, and strong social support, healthy seniors can look forward to personal fulfillment and a long life.
The Right Doctor for You
Access to physician specialists who understand the complex medical needs of older adults becomes more important as we age. It’s also important that these specialists work as a team to coordinate treatment plans to ensure that medications and treatment don’t contradict or counteract. Convenient access to multiple specialists in one location becomes essential.
- Blood disorders (hematology)
- Bone and joint injuries and disorders
- Ear, nose and throat conditions
- General surgery (outpatient)
- Geriatric medicine
- Memory Loss
In addition, several of our Midwest Physicians specialize in coordinating care for the elderly patient in long-term care settings.
If you or an older adult you’re caring for need to be admitted to the hospital, the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Program on Research Medical Center’s main campus offers specialized inpatient care for older adults. The ACE Program strives to help older patients maintain their independence while helping to prevent physical and mental decline during their hospitalization.