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Geriatric Services

Many older adults live with chronic pain that is often ignored or under-reported and under-treated. It is important that you or your loved one talk to a doctor if you are experiencing pain. The elderly needs special care to meet their complex and unique health concerns. Specialized geriatric services at HealthQuest are designed to improve the health, wellness and quality of life of elderly people.

Committed to protecting and preserving the quality of life of seniors, geriatricians at our rehabilitation center provide older adults with proper and compassionate care. Our personalized treatment programs will help the elderly handle the responsibilities of daily living and maintain an independent lifestyle.

Geriatric Care Management

Seniors, whether living alone or having chronic illnesses or any other health issues can benefit from our comprehensive treatment plan that includes: medication review and management, diagnosis and assessment, preventive evaluation, development and implementation of a care plan, education and treatment advice and on-going care management. We also provide coaching support for family care givers and adult children to look after their ageing parents.

Comprehensive Pain Management Programs

Pain in the elderly can be the result of acute or chronic conditions such as:

  • Hip fracture
  • Osteoporosis
  • Back trauma
  • Laceration
  • Spinal misalignments
  • Falls

Understanding the challenges of pain assessment in older patients, we provide a detailed medical assessment that includes a thorough review of the medical history, physical condition, and lab and diagnostic tests to identify the true cause of pain. Based on the analysis, our pain management specialists combine pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic measures to treat pain. Effective measures for pain relief include:

  • Pain medications - Medications provided may include opioids, NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), analgesics, nerve blocks and epidural steroid injections.
  • Physical therapy - Skilled physical therapists at our healthcare center use a combination of methods such as electrotherapy, heat/cold, massage and manipulation, applied relaxation techniques and exercises to help elderly patients manage pain.
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) - is the use of electric current produced by a device to stimulate the nerves for therapeutic purposes.
  • Surgery - is recommended for patients whose pain cannot be relieved with non-surgical methods.

Balance Programs

Aimed at preventing falls in the elderly, we also provide slip/fall prevention programs that determine, identify and modify the physical and environmental risk factors that cause falls, thus helping the elderly to increase mobility and confidence and enjoy a more independent lifestyle.

To find out more about how our geriatric services can improve the quality of life of your loved ones, dial 718-769-2521 or email us at info@hqbk.com.