Samarth Eldercare

What is Geriatric Care For Seniors?

As we age, our bodies do not respond to medicines like they did when we were young. Elders often deal with comorbidities and other chronic conditions that call for personalized and specialized care. 

“Geriatric care is specialized health care for those 65 and older; this stream of medicine addresses the unique concerns and needs of older adults. The needs may vary from managing chronic conditions, treating and preventing age-related diseases, upping the overall quality of life, and encouraging healthy aging.”

Easing discomfort in elders with multiple illnesses- both physical and mental can be a challenge. Elders have a unique set of requirements that demand dedicated care; geriatric care is vital as it comprehends and considers these demands to provide physical comfort for the patients and peace of mind to the family members.

Samarth care counselors — are experienced in identifying the need for arranging for comforting & patient geriatric care in elders; the golden rule they follow is not to make any assumptions concerning the capabilities of elders and to take time to understand their unique circumstances.

Importance of Geriatric Care in Elderly Care

For those seniors aged between 70- 80 years who experience mild cognitive impairment or minor functional limitations– daily living assistance may be something you want to look into.

Samarth Care counselors provide various forms of care, including specialized transportation & partnering with geriatric medical professionals, nurses, and support for clinic or hospital visits. 

Multidisciplinary Approach for Seniors

Geriatric care adopts a comprehensive approach involving geriatricians, nurses, therapists, social workers, and specialists. The goal is to promote health, independence, and well-being among seniors by acting with patience and tweaking their communication styles when elders take too long to respond and fully understand the conversation.  

Key Aspects of Geriatric Care in Elders 

  • Thorough Assessments: Geriatric care managers conduct assessments to evaluate elders’ physical health, cognitive function, mental health, functional abilities, and social support systems.
  • Medication Management:  Care professionals manage multiple medications to optimize treatment effectiveness while minimizing the risks of adverse reactions or interactions.
  • Chronic Disease Management: Trained professionals seek to enhance the quality of life by effectively managing chronic conditions like diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, or heart disease to prevent complications.
  • Fall Prevention: Professionals assess all risk factors to implement home modifications, exercise programs, and medication adjustments to prevent falls and maintain independence.
  • Cognitive Health:  Professionals screen for cognitive impairment, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Care professionals also provide support for patients and families in managing these conditions.
  • End-of-Life Care: They offer palliative care to alleviate symptoms and improve comfort for elderly patients with serious illnesses, as well as supporting patients and families in making decisions about end-of-life care.

Geriatric care at home entails ensuring medicines, prescriptions, and dietary and nutritional requirements– prescribed by the doctor are available for the nurse, contact details of family members are handy in case of an emergency, and addressing concerns with the care professional. 

It also includes enabling seniors’ decision-making abilities, acting with warmth and compassion to stimulate mental and physical activity to boost morale, staying patient, and communicating clearly, creating an atmosphere conducive for seniors to express freely.  

How can Samarth help?

Samarth enables activities of daily independent living like personal hygiene, continence management, dressing, feeding, ambulating, and identifying with the need of helpers, nurses, and medical attendants specializing in geriatric care.

Samarth Care Program partners with several geriatric specialists, coordinators, physicians, and medical professionals to ensure seniors avail preventive care to support well-being and independence at home. 

Samarth counselors facilitate independent living by offering:

  • Companionship and mental support – fundamental for daily living, counselors keep a person in a positive frame of mind.
  • Transportation and shopping 
  • Managing medications
  • Communicating with others – Managing the senior’s phones and mail and make the home hospitable and welcoming for visitors.
  • Managing finances 
  • Preparing meals – Planning and preparing the various aspects of meals, including shopping and storing groceries.
  • Managing a senior’s household – cleaning, tidying up, removing trash and clutter, doing laundry and folding clothes. 

Aging is a beautiful journey; geriatric care promotes health, independence, and well-being, allowing our elders to maintain the highest possible quality of life as they age.

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