In Cleveland Clinic’s Fracture Liaison Service, geriatricians coordinate the inpatient care and follow-up osteoporosis care of older adults with fragility fractures.Read More
With the incidence for herpes zoster among people aged 60 and older at about 10 cases per 1,000 annually, getting vaccinated is highly recommended. In trials, the new Shingrix® vaccine has shown great efficacy in terms of prevention, safety and cost-effectiveness.
In October, Ardeshir Z. Hashmi, MD, took the helm as Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Geriatric Medicine. He is a proven leader who holds fast to traditional care for the geriatric population, while integrating current technologies and approaches to care.
Today, one in four people age 65 and older has diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Educator Melissa Matteo, RD, sees many geriatric patients. Here, she provides insight on diet and food/medication interactions for older patients with diabetes.
Guidelines differ. This week, pharmacy experts look at the complicated question – ‘What is the goal for hypertension numbers as people age?’
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Optimizing drug therapy can greatly enhance quality of life for patients. This week, pharmacy experts answer the question ‘With many new agents on the market for diabetes, what is recommended for older patients?
In an effort to reduce preventable readmissions, Cleveland Clinic’s Connected Care Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) program offered provider visits to selected SNFs up to five times a week.
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.
Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Geriatric Care is teaming up with the Alzheimer’s Association to provide education and resources for patients with dementia and their care partners.
Optimizing drug therapy can greatly enhance quality of life for patients. This week, pharmacy experts answer the question ‘How many prescriptions is too many—or when should you begin to worry about polypharmacy?’
After an analysis found most of her patients did not have advance directives, a Cleveland Clinic physician took it upon herself to educate them about these important end-of-life documents.