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Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric Medicine at Melbourne Neurocare

Compassionate Care for Older Adults

At Melbourne Neurocare, we understand the unique healthcare needs of older adults. Our geriatric medicine team is dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care tailored to the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of our elderly patients. We strive to enhance the quality of life for older adults through specialised care, preventive strategies, and support for their families.

What is Geriatric Medicine?

Geriatric medicine is a specialised field focused on the healthcare of older adults, addressing the complex medical and psychosocial issues that arise with aging. Our goal is to promote healthy aging, prevent and manage chronic diseases, and maintain the highest possible level of independence and quality of life for our patients.

Our Services

We provide thorough evaluations to understand each patient’s medical history, current health status, and individual needs. Our assessments include:

Physical Health: Detailed examinations to diagnose and manage chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and osteoporosis.

  • Cognitive Function: Screening for cognitive impairments, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and developing appropriate care plans.
  • Emotional Well-being: Evaluating mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, which are common in older adults.
  • Medication Management: Reviewing and managing medications to avoid polypharmacy and adverse drug interactions.

We specialise in managing chronic diseases common in older adults, aiming to control symptoms, prevent complications, and improve overall health.

Falls are a significant concern for older adults. We offer fall risk assessments and develop personalised plans to enhance mobility and safety, including physical therapy, home modifications, and balance training.

Our compassionate team provides palliative care to manage pain and symptoms for patients with serious illnesses. We also offer end-of-life care, focusing on comfort, dignity, and support for patients and their families.

Proper nutrition is crucial for healthy aging. We provide dietary assessments and counselling to address nutritional needs, weight management, and dietary restrictions related to medical conditions.

Our memory care services support patients with cognitive impairments, offering individualised care plans, therapeutic activities, and support for caregivers.

Preventive care is vital for maintaining health and well-being in older adults. Our services include:

  • Vaccinations: Ensuring up-to-date immunisations to prevent illnesses such as flu and pneumonia.
  • Screenings: Regular screenings for conditions like high blood pressure, cholesterol, and cancer.
  • Health Education: Educating patients and families on healthy aging practices, including exercise, nutrition, and mental wellness.

Our Approach

Patient-Centered Care

We believe in a patient-centered approach, where care is tailored to each individual’s unique needs and preferences. We involve patients and their families in decision-making, ensuring that care plans align with their goals and values.

Family Support

We recognise the critical role families play in the care of older adults. We provide support and education to family members, helping them navigate the complexities of caregiving and make informed decisions.

 

Why Choose Us?

Expertise and Experience

Our team of geriatric specialists is highly trained and experienced in managing the unique health challenges faced by older adults. We stay updated on the latest advancements in geriatric medicine to provide the best possible care.

Compassionate Care

We are committed to treating our patients with the utmost compassion and respect. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for older adults and provide them with the care and support they need to live comfortably and independently.

Comprehensive Services

From preventive care to chronic disease management and end-of-life care, we offer a full spectrum of services designed to meet the diverse needs of older adults.

Convenient and Accessible Care

We strive to make our services accessible and convenient for our patients and their families. Our clinic is designed to be senior-friendly, and we offer flexible scheduling to accommodate the needs of our patients.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one could benefit from specialised geriatric care, please contact Melbourne Neurocare to schedule a consultation with our experienced geriatric medicine team.

We look forward to partnering with you in promoting health, independence, and quality of life for older adults.

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If you or a loved one is suffering from a movement disorder, our team at Melbourne Neurocare can help. We invite you to book a consultation with one of our movement disorder neurologists. Your health is our top priority, and we look forward to helping you achieve the best possible outcome.