Elderly Medicine Home Visits
Medelit’s home visiting Elderly Medicine service is specialised in the care of a broad range of conditions in older patients (over the age of 65) who require dedicated support at home or in care homes. elderly medicine home visit
During our first home visit, our Geriatrics consultants provide the patient, and patient’s caregiver, with an in-depth general assessment including a review of the current treatment plan and specialistic advice on any additional useful tests. Follow up consultations with your consultant Geriatrician can be carried out by home visits or remotely, by phone and/or Skype. This allows us to provide high-touch, effective and personalised care individually tailored on each of our patients. gerontologist london
In our comprehensive geriatric care we place a lot of value on building a trusted and emphatic doctor-patient relationship where the quality of individualised care is also ensured by the involvement of caregivers, who are essential to the achievement of the patient’s personal health goals. private geriatrician london
Our Elderly Medicine Home visits can be provided at a private residence or be arranged in independent senior living, assisted living and nursing homes. geriatrics home visit
Our geriatricians provide treatment of chronic medical conditions (stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, dementia, arthritis, late effect of fractures, pressure ulcers, frailty, cancer, etc), coordinated care with others and prevent emergency room visits and hospitalisation. Elderly Medicine Home Visit
We are very passionate about improving the quality of life for our elderly patients and do all we can to make them live as independently as possible, including providing them fast access to all of the support that they need. gerontology consultant
What is Geriatric Medicine?
Elderly people have unique needs in terms of healthcare, and for this reason they require specialised care. Medelit uses a multi-disciplinary approach to address all conditions associated to the process of aging, be it for patients who are undergoing the natural physical, social and psychological changes of aging, or for more specific medical problems requiring continuing and coordinated care.
The geriatrician is a physician able to evaluate and manage typical age-related needs. The task is often made difficult by the fact that it is not unusual, after 65 years, to experience simultaneously several health problems that would require the intervention of different specialists. The geriatric also avoids that the simultaneous intake of drugs has side effects or produce dangerous interactions. lister hospital elderly medicine
For many elderly patients, the geriatrician assumes the role of primary care Doctor, and will be providing for many aspects of care including diagnosis and treatment of many acute illnesses, and management of chronic illnesses, disease prevention, health maintenance, education, optimal nutrition and counselling, . The tools used are generally physical examination associated with laboratory and other tests as required. geriatric st. george’s hospital