Geriatrics in the Victorville, CA Area
Geriatrics is a medical specialty that involves care for adults over the age of 60, a cohort that comprises about 20 percent of the U.S. population according to census data. Seniors often have special medical needs, including chronic conditions, multiple medications, and more. Here at the Razi Medical Group, Arash Milani, MD, has a background in internal medicine and is board-certified in geriatrics.
Specialized Geriatric Services
Like other individuals, older adults should regularly visit a primary care provider. Choosing a geriatrician to provide preventive care means that special attention will be paid to age-related concerns. Some of the services that fall under geriatrics include the following:
- Fall prevention
- Memory and cognitive issues
- Mental health and emotional well-being
If necessary, patients can be connected with other specialists, such as those in social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychiatry, and nutrition.
Skilled Nursing Facility and Palliative Care
We provide skilled nursing services to patients of all ages who need assisted living with the aim of improving their quality of life through compassionate care. Home care may include rehabilitation, feeding, bathing assistance, wound care, and other treatments and therapies that may go beyond the capabilities of an individual's family caregiver.
Although palliative care is often confused with hospice care, it refers to comfort services provided to anyone with a severe illness. Palliative care aims to reduce the stress of patients and their families by relieving symptoms and improving quality of life. You can seek palliative care for family members who have cancer, congestive heart failure, kidney disease, Alzheimer's, and other serious chronic illnesses.
If you or a family member is over 60 and needs a primary care provider who specializes in geriatrics, internal medicine, chronic pain, and more, consult the professionals at the Razi Medical Group in Victorville. Schedule an appointment with us today by calling 760-245-6106 or filling out our online form.