Geriatrics is the specialty focused on the high-quality, person-centered care we all need as we age. “High-quality care” aims to improve health, independence, and quality of life for older people.
Because geriatrics is so person-centered, different people may benefit from geriatrics expertise at different times. There’s no hard-and-fast rule, but it’s generally best to start working with a geriatrics professional when:
A Holter monitor records your heart activity nonstop for a day or two. You wear it as you go about your usual activities and overnight.Explore More
It's important to get an accurate blood pressure reading so that you have a clearer picture of your risk for heart disease and stroke.Explore More
A physical examination is a routine test your primary care provider (PCP) performs to check your overall health. The exam is also known as a wellness check.Explore More
Your doctor may suggest you get an electrocardiogram -- also called an EKG or ECG -- to check for signs of heart disease.Explore More
Vaccines reduce risks of getting a disease by working with your body’s natural defences to build protection. When you get a vaccine, your immune system responds.Explore More
Blood sugar (blood glucose) monitoring is the primary tool you have to find out if your blood glucose levels are within your target range.Explore More
Geriatrics is the specialty focused on the high-quality, person-centered care we all need as we age. “High-quality care” aims to improve health, independence, and quality of life for older people.Explore More
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