Geriatric Care

At Grand Forks Clinic, our geriatric care services are designed to optimize your health and promote active and independent living in your golden years. 

Our medical professionals offer comprehensive care to adults aged 65 and above. We diagnose and treat a wide range of diseases and injuries commonly associated with older adults, including those related to falls and memory issues. 

Additionally, our providers play a vital role in medication management, as older patients often require multiple prescriptions to manage chronic and acute conditions.

Our Geriatric Care Services

As internal medicine and primary care providers, we possess the expertise necessary to address the unique health concerns that often accompany aging such as: 

These areas include conditions such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Balance issues
  • Cancer
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Frailty
  • Heart disease
  • Incontinence
  • Insomnia
  • Osteoporosis
  • And more

At Grand Forks Clinic, our services not only address specific medical conditions but also pay close attention to the overall quality of life and individual goals of our patients.

Structure of Geriatric Care

Whether you are an older adult yourself or a caregiver seeking support for a loved one, our providers are here to guide you on this journey. Care for older adults consists of five primary areas of focus:

1. Mobility

Identifying mobility issues and understanding the causes of falls is a significant aspect of senior care. Your doctor will ask you about your mobility and balance in order to implement preventive measures that protect and enhance your well-being.

2. Medication

Our senior care service includes helping patients manage their medication intake. This becomes a necessity with this patient demographic because, with age, older adults tend to develop more frailties and medical conditions that need medical care. 

In such cases, your provider can help guide your medication intake to ensure safety and optimize effectiveness. 

3. Cognitive and Mental Well-being

Our providers address cognitive, affective, and behavioral health concerns that can affect the mental well-being of older adults. Problems of cognition and mental well-being can have a high impact on an older person's ability to carry out basic daily living activities. This can result in reduced independence, autonomy, and quality of life. 

At Grand Forks Clinic, we consider changes in the emotions, behavior, memory, and other cognitive abilities of our patients, ensuring early diagnosis and continued well-being.

4. Multicomplexity

As people age, they are more likely to develop complex or chronic illnesses that require specialized care and management. Our providers can handle these unique challenges and provide comprehensive support to older adults facing multiple health conditions. 

This can include heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, respiratory disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases. In many cases, an aging adult may be dealing with more than one chronic condition.  

Our expertise in caring for older adults means that we develop personalized care plans that consider the complexities of these illnesses while focusing on improving our patient’s overall well-being and quality of life.

Find Experts in Geriatric Care at Grand Forks Clinic

At Grand Forks Clinic, our team of healthcare professionals utilizes evidence-based practices and a person-centered approach to deliver compassionate, comprehensive, and tailored care. 

Our providers offer support for you or your loved one on the journey of aging with dignity, compassion, and excellent healthcare.

To schedule a consultation with one of our skilled practitioners, please call us at (701) 775-5800 or request an appointment online.

Grand Forks Clinic
5750 S Washington St
Grand Forks, ND 58201

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