Department of Geriatric Medicine at Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre
Geriatric Medicine (Geriatrics) is the branch of medicine which is concerned with the clinical, preventive, remedial and social aspects of illness in old people. It helps improve their functional ability, physical health, cognition and mental health using a holistic approach.
The Department of Geriatric Medicine at Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre is one of the best centres for geriatric care. It is committed to providing specialised care to older adults with a focus on improving their quality of life. The department deals with all health concerns related to old people, such as incontinence, falls, memory problems, and several other chronic conditions.
The Department of Geriatric Medicine works as a multidisciplinary centre. It involves the services of other healthcare professionals, including physical therapists, nutritionists, nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, speech and hearing specialists and psychiatrists or psychological counsellors to provide coordinated care to all patients.
The focus of the department is always on the preservation of function and improving the quality of life. The main aim is to optimise the health and well-being of older adults by providing comprehensive, evidence-based care that is tailored to each individual's needs.
The healthcare team at the department takes into consideration the older person’s medical, social, emotional, and other needs before formulating their care plan. The department strongly believes in patient-centred service and care.
In addition to clinical care, the department is also actively involved in research and education related to geriatric medicine. It is dedicated to advancing the field and improving outcomes for older adults
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