Geriatric medicine is a medical practice devoted to comprehensive health care for older adults, generally aged 65 and older. Geriatricians emphasize maintaining function, independence, and quality of life. In addition to general primary care, geriatric care includes a comprehensive assessment and treatment for conditions that primarily affect older adults, such as: maintaining activities of daily living, memory loss, falls, urinary problems, vision and hearing loss, advance care planning, caregiver support, and medication safety. The geriatrics care team is interdisciplinary, and engages the older adult patient, their family members and caregivers in their care. Geriatrics care team members undergo specific training in the medical, psychosocial, and preventative team-based care specific to older adults. They strive to improve quality of life and wellness, supporting patients and their families/caregivers, throughout the aging process.
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