As people age, their healthcare needs change, and they may require a physician with more experience serving older individuals. Patient-centric and fully integrated, the medical professionals from Nirvana Healthcare Management Services help individuals 65 and older in Essex County, New Jersey. These providers diagnose and treat multiple conditions primarily affecting aging adults, conduct comprehensive risk assessments for preventative care, and aid in medication management.
Geriatric healthcare focuses on the unique needs of the aging population. Providers generally take a collaborative approach to care that ensures their patients maintain control over their physical and mental wellbeing. Some providers are also board-certified and skilled in diseases and disorders appearing more frequently in older populations, such as:
Medical issues affecting older people originate in different parts of the body, and doctors use numerous tools and tests to diagnose these conditions. One or more tests may be recommended to help the patient gain a clear picture of their overall health. The following are a handful of diagnostic methods for diseases and disorders mentioned above.
Laboratory screenings and imaging are among the most common diagnostic techniques, as they give doctors a wide range of insights. However, certain tests are geared specifically toward older populations. For example, balance and videonystagmography (VNG) testing assesses fall risk in patients 62 and over, and cognitive assessments are done on patients 65 and over for insurance compliance. Neuro-cognitive testing is also available for patients with memory concerns.
Treatment varies based on the specific ailment. Many times, no cure is available for conditions impacting older people. Instead, physicians will provide medications to manage symptoms, lifestyle changes that mitigate the effects of the disease, surgery to correct a damaged area of the body, or rehabilitation to promote a higher quality of life.
Older patients looking for a trusted provider that values their unique needs and delivers holistic, comprehensive care should turn to Nirvana Healthcare Management Services for assistance. The healthcare network is committed to upholding a standardized patient experience across all locations in Newark and East Orange, NJ, including Salerno Medical Associates, Metropolitan Medical Group, Roseville Medical Society, North Ward Medical Arts, and Armenti Medical Group. Additionally, at-home services are offered through CHOP for those who qualify. Contact us to learn more about geriatric medicine or schedule an appointment with our patient coordinators today.