Franciscan Health senior services help older patients keep their mind and body fit, treat both simple and complex health problems, and help ease the burden of illness. Geriatric specialists are part of our senior services.
Franciscan Health offers a variety of programs and services geared specifically to individuals age 50 and older. We want to help seniors continue to be active in their community and stay well to enjoy the promise of a healthier future.
From primary care physicians and specialists to a unit dedicated to geriatric care, Franciscan Health is committed to bringing the best healthcare available anywhere to seniors in our community.
The focus of geriatric medicine is on the care of geriatric (ages 65 and older) patients who have a primary diagnosis related to pulmonary insufficiencies, diabetes, gastrointestinal disturbance and/or other medical conditions.
Geriatric medicine is a specialty for physicians who focus on the medical, social and psychological issues that concern older adults. Geriatricians help patients manage common medical conditions and are trained in treating specialized problems such as stroke and memory loss. In addition, they understand how physical health problems affect other aspects of seniors’ lives – their mobility, social interaction and ability to live independently.
We also have a team that is dedicated to work with older adults. Our nurses, social workers, physical therapists, nutritionists and other members of the care team are specially trained to work with older adults and are uniquely sensitive to the needs and abilities of seniors. We are able to distinguish between normal changes caused by aging and changes caused by disease.