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What to Look for in Senior Care

Jan 16, 2024
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Just like children require a health care professional who understands the unique health needs of a child, older adults need expert senior-directed care. We discuss what you should be looking for in a senior health care provider here.

Getting older is a part of life. As you age, your health care needs start to change, and you may start to require specialized senior care.

Senior care (or geriatrics) is a specialized branch of primary health care that focuses on your health needs as an older adult. Over half of aging adults are likely to deal with multiple chronic health conditions at one time, such as high blood pressure or diabetes — and you need someone to assist you through managing them all effectively.

That’s why our team at HealthStone Primary Care Partners in Hollywood, Florida offers expert and compassionate senior care. We want to give you all the tools you need in order to live an optimally healthy life as you reach your senior years. 

In this blog, we discuss everything you need (and we provide) in senior health care.

What’s necessary for expert senior care?

You should start getting regular senior care if you have one or more chronic health conditions that are becoming harder to manage. You may also recognize that family members or caregivers are having difficulty handling complex treatments, or maybe you’re having to juggle too many care providers for different health issues. 

Even if you don’t have any chronic health conditions as an older adult, your health is going to start declining in different ways as you age, and it’s best to start a relationship with a senior health care provider sooner rather than later.

The most important thing you want in senior health care is a team of providers who value high-quality and person-centered care. High quality means that your provider prioritizes optimizing your well-being, independence, and quality of life; and person centered means your preferences and opinions are always at the center of any medical decisions.

In addition, these are other things you want from a skilled senior care team:

  • They can coordinate any additional outside medical visits
  • They can help you create both short-term and long-term health goals
  • They can communicate your health to long-distance family members
  • They can evaluate any needs for in-home medical aides
  • They can address any emotional concerns you or family members have

In addition, you want your care team to be assessing any risks you have for falls, keeping you up to date on all vaccinations, managing any and all prescriptions, and screening for any major health concerns such as cancer.

Our highly skilled senior care team is able to do all of these things for you or any of your senior-aged loved ones.

Next steps

If you’re searching for high-quality and person-centered senior care for yourself or someone close to you, look no further than HealthStone Primary Care Partners. To start receiving senior care from our team, set up an appointment today by giving us a call at 954-466-0850 or by using our online booking tool.