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Geriatric Care Q & A What is geriatric care? Geriatric care is health care to serve you in the later seasons of your life. And this is a time when committed care is especially important. After the age of 65, your likelihood of inpatient hospital stays more than doubles. You’re also more likely to visit the emergency room. And even if you don’t pay the hospital a visit, you most likely have medication to manage. Recent studies show that nearly nine in 10 older adults take at least one prescription drug. With more to manage to protect your health as you age, committed care from a knowledgeable team is key. And when you choose geriatric care at Kumar Quality Medical Care, that’s exactly what you get. What does geriatric care include? At Kumar Quality Medical Care, the team tailors your geriatric care to your wants and needs. The team is passionate about providing the highest quality care for local seniors and their families. Some of the geriatric services the team offers include: Cognitive assessments Medication management Functional assessments Advanced care planning Support for family members Dementia treatment Chronic health condition treatment For example, if you’re living with a chronic health condition like osteoarthritis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), your Kumar Quality Medical Care provider works with you to choose the right treatments to manage your condition and improve your quality of life long-term. And if you’re a family member of a loved one who you think would benefit from geriatric care, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Kumar Quality Medical Care. The team works alongside you, building a relationship with your loved one to help them make the right choices for their health. Are home visits part of geriatric care? The staff at Kumar Quality Medical Care knows that mobility can be a challenge as you age. That’s why they offer house calls to their patients within a certain mile radius of the office. Additionally, they provide care at Heritage Hall Wise Nursing Home and the Laurels Assisted Living Facility. In other words, they work to make it as convenient as possible for you to get the care you need. If you’d like to learn more about geriatric care at Kumar Quality Medical Care, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.