How to include a PRIMARY CARE - GERIATRICS PRACTICE in your Pathology Prevention plans.
Aging presents unique physical, cognitive, emotional, and social challenges. The Health Guardian may need to understand these concerns of the elderly. They may need to understand how to stay active, connected, and healthy, and how to manage transitions in their family life, work life, and living environments. The elderly Health Guardian must specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and disability in older adults.
The Health Guardian providing holistic primary care to the elderly, helps make a difference in the level of self-reliance, well-being and quality of life. These ‘Geriatricians’ are known for treating the whole person—managing adult medical conditions as well as treating patients with one or more geriatric syndromes such as falls, delirium, dementia, incontinence or polypharmacy.