Geriatric patients not only suffer from age-specific chronic and acute illnesses but also, with loneliness and seclusion.
They need constant medical and emotional support. Coordinated assisted care is essential for elderly to meet their long-term care needs, improve their quality of life, and maintain their independence.
Our care team works with old age patients in managing their chronic conditions and assist by providing monitoring, health education, and psychological support. We do this by providing:
24/7 On-call nursing support in preferred language
Surgery-specific personalized care plan
Risk assessment, monitoring, and complication prediction
Personalised SMS, email and WhatsApp content
Condition-specific education material
Patient education and support group activities
Aging increases susceptibility to many diseases and conditions making health management of elderly complex and challenging. Not only they suffer from chronic diseases but are also susceptible to acute illnesses. Management and monitoring of these diseases are further affected by underlying health conditions and personal negligence.
Multiple factors are involved in managing elderly care. Mostly, diseases are under-diagnosed and under-treated as health professionals mistakenly attribute symptoms to “old age”. Systematic screening for common geriatric conditions can help avoid undiagnosed, treatable conditions.
Capacity building along with social-emotional support is significant in improving the overall quality of life. Periodic monitoring and assessment of routine activities with standardized tools provide insight into their health and help avoid any unforeseen event.
To achieve optimal health constant review of geriatric signs such as gait, instability and falls, mental health, difficulty in walking, urinary incontinence, nutrition, everyday activities is essential.
Aging is also associated with cognitive function disorder such as delirium, Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia and depression among others. We use screening tools to record and monitor patients cognitive response to delirium, dementia, and depression. Iatrogenic illnesses (illness caused by medical treatment) are also common at old age. These can be easily prevented by regular monitoring for adverse drug reaction and side- effects.
Integrated, multifactorial care plan with coordinated communication can improve the health status of aging people.