OSF Medical Group

Geriatrics

Older Couple Outside With Walker Geriatric medicine covers the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease in older people and the problems specific to aging.

The OSF Medical Group Institute on Aging has a professional health care team certified in the field of gerontology.

This multi-disciplinary team, including a geriatric specialist and registered nurse work together to research, evaluate and treat health problems that are common with aging.

The team also serves as a professional resource for families providing care and support to a loved one.

Services

Some common assessments and treatments of problems often seen in the aging adult include:

  • Memory loss
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Falls and mobility limitations
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Osteoporosis
  • Chronic diseases
  • Multiple medications
  • Linkage to community resources