We offer comprehensive care to help you stay active and healthy. Our services include:
Geriatric assessments are comprehensive appointments with a social worker and a doctor specializing in geriatric medicine. Before the appointment, a social worker meets with you or your loved one at home, in the clinic or over the phone to assess areas in which additional support may be needed. The appointment itself takes place at Park Nicollet Clinic – St. Louis Park and lasts about an hour.
We recommend geriatric assessments if you notice memory loss or confusion, changes in personality or mood, falls and balance problems, incontinence issues or difficulty with daily living activities. Referrals are not required for geriatric assessments.
Senior Services team members also provides care at select assisted living, transitional care and long-term care facilities.
After a geriatric assessment has been completed, clinicians will work with you and your family to determine next steps. Depending on your individual needs, we may recommend Senior Services for ongoing primary care. Primary care services include care for acute concerns and chronic disease management, as well as Medicare visits.
Two common types of chronic disease you may encounter as you are are diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Diabetes is a challenging disease that affects nearly 17 million Americans. The good news is that many cases of adult-onset, type 2 diabetes are preventable. Although you can’t cure it, you can successfully control the disease with medication, diet and exercise.
Cardiovascular disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Ask your doctor if a heart health evaluation is right for you. The American Heart Association’s “Simple 7” tips for avoiding cardiovascular disease include:
- Not smoking
- Physical activity
- Healthy diet
- Body weight
- Control of cholesterol
- Control of blood pressure
- Control of blood sugar