Getting older can elevate your risk for increasingly complex health challenges. At Pavilion Family Medicine, geriatric specialists John Ribadeneyra, MD, and Kate Wogan, FNP, offer a range of services that focus on the needs of people 65 and older. They take a compassionate approach to helping people enjoy a high quality of life and maintain their independence. The providers also offer support to those caring for elderly family members. Call the Montrose, Colorado, office to schedule a geriatric care visit or book a consultation online today.

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What is geriatric care?

Geriatric care focuses on the changing health needs of adults aged 65 and older.

The Pavilion Family Medicine providers have extensive experience addressing the challenges older adults face as they age. They take a caring, empathetic approach to health care to improve the quality of life of each individual and help people stay independent for as long as possible.

The providers also offer resources for loved ones caring for their older family members to ensure they have the support they need to manage stress and maintain their own personal wellness.

What geriatric care services are available?

Pavilion Family Medicine provides comprehensive geriatric care services for adults 65 and older, including:

  • Annual physicals
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Preventive health screenings
  • Weight management services
  • Chronic care management
  • Fall risk assessments

Your care team also provides cognitive evaluation to identify early warning signs of dementia and mental health evaluations to check for depression and anxiety.

If your loved one is unable to care for themselves properly, the Pavilion Family Medicine providers can coordinate in-home services for nursing care. They can also recommend living communities that offer medically supervised services.

What are the benefits of geriatric care?

Age-related health changes can lead to significant physical impairments in older people. Aging also increases risk factors for heart disease, dementia, and other chronic conditions that require ongoing medical attention.

Working with geriatric specialists like the Pavilion Family Health providers ensures you or your loved one has access to high-quality health care for medical emergencies. This can reduce the need for hospitalization and protect the independence of aging adults.

The providers ensure you have access to resources like supplemental oxygen, wheelchairs, and other life-supporting devices to manage chronic health issues like COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) that contribute to mobility issues.

Geriatric care can also address the needs of individuals and their family members as people near the end of life. The geriatric specialists provide insight and guidance to help families make arrangements for hospice care and other necessary medical services.

Call Pavilion Family Medicine to schedule a geriatric care appointment for yourself or a loved one, or book an appointment online today.