Geriatric Care

Geriatrics or geriatric medicine is a speciality that is based on improving health care for elderly people. It supports healthy improvement in older adults by preventing and treating disease and disability that often comes with ageing. Geriatric nursing involves catering help to older adults at their home, hospital or special institutions like the nursing home, psychiatric institution etc. 

Aim of providing geriatric care is the following –
  • Maintenance of healthy function
  • Detecting severe disease at an early stage
  • Prevention of deterioration of an existing health problem
What is involved in Geriatric Care?

It’s common to get confused with what geriatric care proposes to help with older adults. Geriatric care is a specialised care type that’s focused only on older adults. 

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