Geriatrics services offered in Spring Hill, Tampa and Port Richey, FL

Seniors thrive with us. Geriatrics focuses on helping older adults live a healthy, fulfilling life even if they have many health issues. Absolute Healthcare in Spring Hill, Port Richey, and Tampa, Florida, offers personalized geriatric care to address your unique health concerns and needs. To learn more about geriatrics, call the nearest office or book an in-person or telehealth consultation online today.

Geriatrics Q&A

What is geriatrics?

Geriatrics is an area of medical care that focuses on the special health needs of older men and women. As you age, you may experience multiple health issues that require geriatric-focused care. 

Geriatricians are medical providers that have specialized training in common health problems affecting patients 65 and older. These individuals have a high risk of developing chronic diseases like high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and more. Geriatric care can help you better manage ongoing health issues and prevent age-related conditions. 

Absolute Healthcare provides medical care along with aesthetics to help you age gracefully. You may benefit from skin rejuvenation or wrinkle reduction treatments to tighten skin, restore a youth look, and help you look as young as you feel. 

What does geriatrics include?

Geriatrics often includes the following:

  • Advance care planning
  • Regular health screenings and checkups
  • Lab testing 
  • Medication management
  • Chronic disease management
  • Specialist care coordination 
  • Pre- and post-surgical care
  • Mental health assessments

Absolute healthcare offers in-office geriatric care for treatment as well as telehealth for acute health issues and concerns. Telehealth visits are virtual and allow you to get medical attention you need from the comfort of home. 

Telehealth appointments are particularly beneficial for older adults who may experience difficulties coordinating regular in-office visits.

Your provider tailors your geriatric care to your health concerns and needs.  

When is it best to start geriatric care?

While there’s no set age to start a geriatric care plan, you may benefit from enrolling into one if you’re 65 or older and have multiple medical conditions. 

Even individuals in their 70s that maintain good health, take few medications, have an active lifestyle, and have no chronic diseases, need routine checkups at least once a year. 

According to the American Geriatrics Society, one-third of people need geriatric care to stay healthy. Under the care and guidance of Absolute Healthcare, you can rest assured that they will take care of all of your health concerns. 

To learn more about the comprehensive geriatric-focused health services available at Absolute Healthcare, call the nearest office or book an in-person or telehealth consultation online today.