Geriatric Doctors To Manage Elderly Parent's Care
What is a geriatric doctor or care manager and how can they help caregivers and their elderly parents? A geriatric doctor is a like a case manager who provides a variety of services for seniors and caregivers, including coordinating elderly medical care, finding community resources, and finding legal or financial assistance.
Articles About Geriatric Doctors
- What Do I Do if My Parent Refuses to Go to The Doctor?
How to handle a loved on who refuses to go to the doctor. Advice for getting a parent to go to the doctor when they refuse.
- How to Talk to Your Doctor: A Guide for Caregivers and Elders
Some elderly people find it difficult or intimidating to talk with doctors. Here are some tips that can help them and their caregivers communicate with doctors.
- The Hospitalist: A New Kind of Acute Care Physician
Hospitalist is the term used to describe a physician who focuses on treating and coordinating care for people who have been hospitalized. These doctors are generally board-certified internists who are trained to be intimately familiar with the ins and outs of hospital care.
- Sharing Doctors’ Notes with Patients and Caregivers Can Improve Health Outcomes
A simple request during your loved one’s next doctor’s appointment can make a significant difference in how you help manage their care.
- Doctors Encouraged to Discuss Care Options, and Goals With Patients and Caregivers
Increased communication between doctors, patients, and their caregivers, may lead to better outcomes for people suffering from heart failure, according to a recent report. Doctors are encouraged to discuss care options and long-term goals with their patients and their caregivers.
- Patient-Doctor-Caregiver: Demystifying the Dynamic
The relationship between an elderly patient and doctor shifts when a caregiver is in the exam room. Caregivers often wonder whether they should go to doctor's visits with their elderly loved one and some research says they should stay.
- The Doctor Will See You Now: How to Get an Appointment Sooner
When your elderly loved one is having a medical problem, you want to get them a doctor's appointment as soon as possible. Here are 5 ways you can get a doctor's appointment sooner for your elderly loved one.
- Honesty May Not Always Be a Doctor’s Policy
Doctors may not always be honest with their patients. Some doctors refuse to tell their patients the whole truth and may even lie to a patient.
- Are You Scared to Talk to Your Loved One’s Doctor?
Many people aren’t comfortable pursuing honest conversations with physicians, but a lack of communication between caregivers and doctors can be detrimental to seniors’ health outcomes.
- Doctors Who Bully
A confrontational nurse or an overbearing doctor can make appointments unpleasant, scary and even dangerous for a senior and their caregiver. Research indicates that overbearing doctors whose demeanor discourages communication has a negative effect on the quality of care a person receives.
- Why Your Ill Loved One Fools the Doctor and What to Do About It
Whether your aging loved one is in denial about their health or intentionally withholding information during doctor’s appointments, it’s vital to find ways to help the physician see the truth about their situation.
- What to Do When You Feel Your Parent Is Being Over-Treated
Doctors have been accused of over-treating elderly patients and prescribing unnecessary medical procedures.
- Alzheimer’s Buddy Program Blends Personal Bonding with Education
The Alzheimer's Buddy Program allows patients and medical students to bond with and educate each other.
- 4 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Health Care Provider
Americans spend ten times longer searching for a new car than they do researching the right doctor. Part of the problem is that picking a quality doctor or hospital can be tricky. What can a caregiver do to find a reliable care provider?
- Why Older Adults ‘Fake It’ in Front of the Doctor
The ability of an adult with cognitive decline to function normally during a doctor's appointment, then revert back to their impaired state once they're home is a common (and frustrating) phenomenon.
- 10 Tips for Organizing an Older Adult's Medical Care
"My mom never tells me what her doctor says!" is a common caregiver lament. Discover 10 tips for organizing an older adult's medical care so that you will stay informed of your family member's condition.
- How to Be a Better Patient
As a practicing physician for more than two decades, I was always interested in what created the most successful outcome for a patient.
- Late in the 4th Quarter, My New Health Care Team Takes the Field
For many reasons, I knew I needed some new doctors. At 85, I especially wanted a geriatrician to play quarterback for my team. Here's what I did... and why.
- If mom has a geriatrician does she still need her family doctor?
Caring for the elderly is really an interdisciplinary process.In addition to primary care physicians, other team members that can help elderly parents and their relatives are social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech/language therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, cardiologists, urologists and neurologists. Click to read Dr. Levy's full answer.
- What is a Geriatrician?
A geriatrician is a medical doctor with additional training and experience in assessing and treating problems in older people.
- Study Shows Startling Lack of Doctor Communication About Feeding Tube Insertion
A gastric feeding tube represents one way to nourish dementia-stricken elders who lose the ability to eat. However, research indicates that many doctors are not having discussions with caregivers regarding the pros and cons of feeding tube insertion.