What does comprehensive geriatric care comprise?

Comprehensive geriatric care is comprised of specialized care of older adults across multiple settings and locations including outpatient offices, hospitals, skilled nursing or assisted living facilities and the home. Comprehensive geriatric care usually consists of a team-based approach. This team focuses on evaluating medical, social and emotional needs, with special emphasis on common problems in older adults, such as memory problems, falls, incontinence and multiple medications. The ultimate goal of this care team is to help older adults age gracefully. The care team can include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • geriatrician
  • nurse
  • nurse practitioner
  • physician assistant
  • social worker
  • pharmacist
  • nutritionist
  • physical therapist
  • occupational therapist
  • speech therapist

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