Geriatric Care

Family Physician in Bokeelia, FL
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Geriatric Care services offered in Bokeelia, FL

As you move through the phases of life, your needs shift and change. Geriatric care addresses the needs of advanced age and is among the services available from Daniel L. W. Hanley, MD, and the team at Ancuram Family Medicine in Bokeelia, Florida. Learn more during a face-to-face visit, which you can book online or over the phone in just a matter of moments. 

Geriatric Care Q&A

What is geriatric care?

Geriatric care is a type of medical service focused on addressing the needs of older men and women. There’s no set age when geriatric care begins, but people often find themselves in need of these services after the age of 65. 

Your health needs shift and change from the time you’re born and throughout adulthood. As you age, your body and mind go through a range of new challenges. Geriatric care is here to support you through this time. 

A focus within primary care is creating the best quality of life possible. That includes supporting independence and helping you feel and function as well as possible each and every day. 

What are some examples of geriatric care services?

When it comes to your physical health, geriatric care searches for ways to improve your mobility and function. This highly personalized approach meets you where you are and provides customized guidance on how to keep you on the move. 

Falls are among the most serious kinds of injuries for older people. Your practitioner helps you find ways to reduce your risk of falling. You might work on your balance and agility and make small adjustments to your living environment. 

You should focus on your mental health as much as your physical health. Your geriatrics provider screens for signs of dementia, depression, and other mental health issues common among older people. There are steps you can take to live well, even if you experience changes in your mental health. 

What role does medication management play in geriatric care?

Medication management is an essential part of great geriatric care. By the time you reach retirement age, and beyond, you may be taking multiple medications to manage a number of different conditions. 

It’s not uncommon for people to have prescriptions issued by several different practitioners. Your body might respond to drug therapy differently over time. Medication management includes a periodic review of how well your medications are working. 

If needed, your provider makes alterations to avoid negative interactions. There might also be new medications that offer a better fit for your needs. 

If you or a loved one would like to learn more about geriatric care, booking a visit is as simple as a phone call or a few moments online.