There are multiple reasons for cognitive decline and dementia which includes Alzheimer’s dementia, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia,...
What does a geriatrician do?
A Geriatrician is a specialist doctor that specifically deals with medical and psychological issues of the older person.
Several conditions are more commonly found in geriatric patients, For Example – Dementia, Delirium, Falls, Balance problems, Frailty, Osteoporosis, Congestive cardiac failure, Polypharmacy
Also, most of the geriatric patients have multiple complex medical problems that are inter-related to each other and can be very challenging to treat. If not treated properly, these can result in various medical complications and early nursing home placements. As the doctors of older people, we provide a holistic care to our patients and their families.
How can we help you to stay healthy?
Falls, frailty, polypharmacy, osteoporosis and cognitive problems can have a significant impact on a person/carer’s quality of life. We provide a comprehensive geriatric assessment to identify risk factors and help patients modify and treat those risk factors so they can enjoy their independence to full extent.
- 40 % of people aged 70 and above have a fall within 12 months
- A fall can result in early nursing home placement
- Most of the falls are preventable
- Dementia is the third leading cause of death in Australia
- Approximately 1 new case of dementia is diagnosed every 6 minutes in Australia
“The problem with aging is not that it’s one damn thing after another—it’s every damn thing, all at once, all the time.”
“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.”
Aged Care Specialist Medical Service
Aged Care Specialist Medical Service is devoted to providing regular quality care for the elderly in the community and residential aged care facilities across NSW. We aim to not only provide an efficient geriatric service but also to help up-skill the nursing staff looking after the residents. We have a team of specialist doctors dedicated to helping care for older patients. The whole team works hand in hand with other Medical Practitioners and Allied Health Staff to provide quality care to our elders and their carers in the community. Not only we provide face to face geriatric consultations in Sydney metropolitan, but we also cover regional areas through telehealth. Our telehealth and nursing home visits are bulk billed.
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