Movement throughout the day should be a part of every plan of care for older persons. Two geriatricians from Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Geriatric Medicine have some advice on how to encourage patients to make it part of their routine.
As the population ages, providers are caring for more patients with cognitive impairment who need guidance in making medical decisions. Cleveland Clinic geriatrician Ronan Factora, MD, explains the process and the dire need for capacity assessments.
Binge drinking is prevalent in more than one in 10 older adults, but it can go undetected if geriatricians don’t ask this one question.
JAMA Internal Medicine, recently released results of a study on the topic of “Older adults’ views and communication preferences about cancer screening cessation.” Ronan Factora, MD, of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Geriatric Medicine, weighs in on study findings.
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An innovative fellowship is honing the skills of board-certified physicians who have an affinity for treating older patients. The curriculum goes beyond core competencies to provide stewardship in specific areas of interest.
Functional status is predictive of how older patients do after surgery. Cleveland Clinic is working to help frail older adults prepare for elective procedures. Geriatrician Ronan Factora, MD, explains.
While many programs focus on improving continuity of post-acute care, the Center for Geriatric Medicine wants patients to experience seamless care from their first outpatient geriatrics appointment to their time with hospice.
The Inpatient Geriatrics Consultation Service helps ensure a smooth transition for elderly patients and that they receive the resources needed to maintain their residence in the community.
By paying attention to elderly patients’ functional status and possible financial concerns, geriatricians can recognize clues that a patient’s independence is at risk and offers solutions.