Elder Care Clinic

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Overview

About the clinic

The 20th century has definitely managed to add extra candles to our birthday cakes, but is the quality of those extra years that good??? We have managed to add years to our life, but have we managed to add life to those years ???

We at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital are all set to change the way we look at, hear about, think about & experience ageing.

 

What is Geriatrics?

Geriatrics, or geriatric medicine, is a speciality that focuses on the health care of the elderly people. India, currently has the second largest population of older adults, and most of this population remains largely underserved. Senior citizens encounter multiple health issues that gradually lead to major morbidity and mortality in the community. Issues faced by the elderly are most often very challenging as they present in very unusual ways with multiple pathologies interacting simultaneously. They are prone to the side effects of poly-pharmacy. Elderly issues range from falls, fractures, urine and stool incontinence, pressure sores, joint pains, dementia, Parkinson’s disease to emotional, social, psychiatric, memory related issues.

 

Current State of Geriatric Care

  • Very short consultation times in busy medicine OPDs - whereas an elderly patient needs a very patient hearing of their problems.
  • Absence of a team approach/absence of co-ordination between speciality clinics.
  • Absence of a holistic approach.
  • Absence of health awareness/counselling/health education.. Example - very few of the elderly & caregivers know that there are vaccinations to prevent pneumonia in the elderly.
  • Absence of care giver counselling.

 

Why choose us?

  • Ample Consultation time - The Elderly need to be heard & given time
  • We use Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) - it is a multi-dimensional assessment tool used to assess the status of people who are frail and older in order to optimize their subsequent management. World over CGA is known to improve outcomes.
  • Team based multi disciplinary approach, wherein the elderly care physician oversees your care and leads the team.
  • Holistic, integrated approach & continuity of care

 

Who will benefit?

  • Elderly who have complex / multiple health problems
  • Any one above 60 years, who is relatively healthy, to avail preventive geriatric care including education, counselling, immunisation.

 

 

Facilities / Services

Geriatric Medicine

  • Management of Chronic diseases like Diabetes Mellitus (DM), Hypertension (HTN), Dyslipidemia
  • Management of Nutritional & Vitamin deficiencies
  • Bone health assessment for Osteopenia, Osteoporosis, Gait, Fall & Fracture Risk assessment
  • Assessment for Urological problems - Stress incontinence, Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH), Recurrent Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Assessment for Constipation, Faecal incontinence
  • Memory loss, Forgetfulness - Cognitive assessment for Dementia, Alzheimers, Fronto-temporal Dementia (FTD)
  • Assessment for Psychosocial issues - Depression, Loneliness, Pressure sore, Bed sore assessment
  • Optimizing medicine use - addressing Polypharmacy
  • Cancer screening, Vision, Hearing, Dental screening
  • Preventive Geriatrics - Awareness, Counselling, Vaccination, Immunisation
  • Rehabilitation services by Physical, occupational and speech therapists
  • Co-ordinated Multi disciplinary team (MDT) consult as & when warranted

 

Location: 7th floor, Executive Health Checkup Department.

Days & Timings: Mondays to Friday: 9 am to 10 am & 4 pm to 5 pm.

For Appointments Contact

Clinic Coordinator: Ms Suvarna Badhe - 022 25763500 / 3318 / 3398 / 9930020905.

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