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Choosing an appropriate care provider for an aging person is critical as Americans are living longer. People ages 65 and older are the fastest growing segment of America’s population. Many older adults are living healthy, active and independent lives. But as more people reach their 80s and 90s, the number of older adults needing help with daily living increases.
For people over age 65, Wayne Health’s Geriatric care team works closely with your doctor and other care providers to find the right solutions for you. We create specialized treatment plans designed for aging bodies and minds. We offer innovative care for complex diseases. We also work with patients who have early-onset mental and physical conditions.
Wayne Health’s Geriatrics team provides consultation and comprehensive interdisciplinary services for the physical, emotional and social well-being of healthy and frail elderly patients. These patients may have complex medical and psychosocial problems, including Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, depression, incontinence, memory impairment, mobility disorders, osteoporosis and weight loss. Our team also provides evaluation, treatment, counseling and lifestyle recommendations.
Wayne Health physicians and researchers are faculty members at Wayne State University School of Medicine who conduct basic, translational and clinical research. This makes the latest treatments and clinical trials available to you sooner than other providers without a medical school affiliation.
For more information on our Geriatric research, please visit the links below at the WSU School of Medicine.