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Geriatric Care

IAM Healthy

Family Physicians & Geriatric Physicians located in Apopka, FL

As you age, your risk of developing health problems increases. At IAM Healthy, in Apopka, Florida, the team offers specialized geriatric care including home, nursing home, or hospital visits to help you protect and improve your health. They’re committed to providing expert, customized services with compassion. If you’re looking for a team of medical professionals that puts your health first, call IAM Healthy or make an appointment online today.

Geriatric Care Q & A

What is geriatric care?

As you age, your body changes, and your metabolism and other body functions slow down, which can increase your vulnerability to more health problems. Geriatric care is a medical specialty area that focuses on the unique needs of an aging population.

The team at IAM Healthy offers customized geriatric care to help you protect and improve your health. They consider your overall health and lifestyle as well as your symptoms before creating a health management program. They offer specialized health screenings and health management plans, including dementia evaluations and care so that you or a loved one can stay active for as long as possible.

Who needs geriatric care?

While you might assume that geriatric care is just for people with dementia or those who are very frail, geriatric care is suitable for anyone whose age impacts their health. For example, most people over the age of 60 benefit from having their health care modified to meet their changing needs.

Even if you’re don’t suffer from any health problems, your body is changing, and working with a medical professional who specializes in geriatrics can help you stay healthy for longer.

What are common health concerns for aging patients?

As you age, your risk of developing health problems increases. For example, you’re more likely to live with a chronic condition such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, or osteoporosis. You may also start to experience cognitive health issues, such as forgetfulness. Mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety, can also impact your health.

Additionally, your risk of physical injuries increases as you age. You’re more likely to fall, and your risk of having a serious fall-related injury increases. Common geriatric health problems, such as osteoporosis and arthritis, contribute to frailty and affect your chances of sustaining an injury.

What are the benefits of geriatric care?

The team at IAM Healthy provides customized geriatric care that’s explicitly designed to address your needs and protect your health as you age. They offer compassionate, respectful health management programs, including preventive screenings for physical, mental, and cognitive health issues. Your provider also ensures that any treatments or medications you’re taking work together and don’t have interactions that could impact your health.

The team at IAM Healthy also understands that your mobility may be reduced, and your provider will come to your home, nursing home, or hospital to ensure you get the care you need.