Geriatrics Medicine

Geriatrics Medicine

Providing Comprehensive Senior Care: Geriatrics Medicine at Shire Doctors and Dentists

At Shire Doctors and Dentists, our commitment extends beyond general healthcare to meet the unique needs of our senior patients. Recognizing the diverse challenges faced by older adults and their families as they navigate the aging process, our practice is equipped to assist our elderly patients and their families. Led by our dedicated geriatrician, we strive to provide compassionate and comprehensive care tailored to promote the health, well-being, and independence of our senior community members.

Understanding Geriatrics Medicine

Geriatrics medicine is a specialized branch of healthcare focused on addressing the multifaceted health concerns that arise as individuals age. Unlike traditional primary care, our geriatrician is trained to provide holistic care, considering not only medical conditions but also social, psychological, and functional aspects of aging.

How Our Geriatrician Supports Senior Patients and Their Families

 Comprehensive Medical Care: Our geriatrician is equipped to manage a wide spectrum of medical conditions commonly seen in older adults, including chronic diseases, cognitive impairment, and mobility issues. Through thorough assessments and personalized care plans, they ensure that each patient receives tailored medical interventions to enhance their health and quality of life.

  1. Medication Management: Managing multiple medications is common among seniors and can lead to adverse drug interactions and complications. Our geriatrician specializes in medication management, carefully reviewing each patient’s medication regimen to minimize side effects and optimize treatment outcomes. They also provide education to patients and families on medication adherence and potential risks.
  2. Falls Prevention: Falls are a significant concern for seniors and can result in serious injuries. Our geriatrician assesses patients for fall risk factors and implements preventive strategies such as balance exercises and home modifications to reduce the risk of falls and promote safety.
  3. Cognitive Health: Cognitive impairment and dementia are prevalent among older adults. Our geriatrician conducts comprehensive evaluations to identify cognitive decline early and develops personalized care plans to support cognitive function and quality of life. They also provide guidance and support to patients and families navigating the challenges of memory loss and dementia care.
  4. Social Support and Resources: Our geriatrician understands the importance of addressing social and emotional needs in older adults. They work closely with patients and families to connect them with community resources, support services, and caregiver assistance programs. By fostering a holistic approach to care, our geriatrician promotes overall well-being and independence in seniors.

Compassionate Care for Seniors and Their Families

Our team at Shire Doctors and Dentists is dedicated to providing compassionate, patient-centred care that respects the dignity and independence of older adults. Whether you’re seeking medical treatment, support with chronic conditions, or guidance on aging-related concerns, our geriatrician is here to support you and your family every step of the way. If you or a loved one could benefit from specialized geriatrics care, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our experienced geriatrician. Together, we can help you navigate the journey of aging with dignity and optimal health.

Looking for a local GP in Caringbah to discuss your concerns?

Our experienced GPs at Shire Doctors and Dentists take the time to assess your symptoms and use their experience and knowledge to assist you feeling good again.

Call 02 9063 8650 to book your GP consultation.