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.
Some common assessments and treatments of problems often seen in the aging adult include:
- Memory loss
- Falls and mobility limitations
- Urinary incontinence
- Chronic diseases
- Multiple medications
- Linkage to community resources