Geriatric Care Center

What is Geriatric Medicine: This is the branch of Medicine that deals with the health care of the older people. It is also called Elderly care Medicine. The specialists in this speciality are called Geriatric Physicians or Geriatricians (Elderly care Physicians).

It’s main objective is to improve the well-being and quality of life of older and ageing population.

How does it help older people?

Older people are unique. Their issues are different. More time and attention are needed to recognise their issues and also to understand their wishes and dreams in life. Their medical issues also take longer to get better. Elderly care Medicine caters for these needs.

Everything is not due to age?

Most people have tendency to overlook some issues of older people putting it down to‘age’. Some examples are falls, confusions, memory loss, hearing impairments, lack of teeth and many more. Most of so called issues due to ‘age’ can be helped and improved to make their lives much better. Elderly care services and elderly care physicians specialise in that.

As an elder when do you need it?

  • If you suffer with many medical issues

  • If you got many diseases seen by many specialists without coordination

  • If you take many drugs

  • If you had recent fails or stumbles

  • If your balance is poor

  • If you struggle to walk

  • If you are struggling to maintain independence and get on with day by day activities of your life for any reason

  • If you have rehabilitation needs

  • If your memory is fading or feel confused at times

  • If you feel low in your mood or feel anxious or panic easily

  • If your hearing or vision are fading and interfere with your day to day life

  • If you struggle to eat for any reason including having poor teeth

  • If you struggle to control your bowel or bladder functions

  • If you are constipated or suffer with unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, loss of appetite or repeated urine infections

  • If you have troubling or distressing symptoms interfering with your life and sleep

  • If you feel frail, very weak and feeble

  • If you are nursing home resident needing medical attention

What does the centre for geriatric medicine offer?

  • Prompt medical care for the elderly

  • Rehabilitation

  • Coordination of medical care with multiple disease and disabilities involoved

  • Solution for ageing related issues

    • Falls and balance issues

    • Dementia (memory disorders)

    • Frailty

    • Mobility issues

Nawaloka centre for Geriatric Medicine consists of

    • Geriatricians

    • Specialized nurses

    • Physiotherapists

    • Occupational therapists

    • Speech and language therapists

    • Dietitians

    • Care givers