What is Geriatric Care?

With increasing life expectancy in the society, the number of chronic diseases is also increasing. Weakness, fatigue, depression, physical insufficiency, addiction, use of multiple medications, decrease in quality of life, economic and social problems are more common.

The Goal is Increased Quality of Life

Geriatric evaluation and treatment at Liv Hospital Geriatrics Clinic, aims for the elderly in the community to live as self-sufficient and free individuals, to integrate them into public life, to plan their medical treatments as much as possible and to improve their quality of life.

What are Problems the Problems at Advanced Age?

  • Neurological diseases (stroke, dementia, movement disorders)
  • Depression
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Cancer
  • Multiple chronic diseases
  • Polypharmacy (multiple medications and related side effects)
  • Infections
  • Rapidly developing medical problems and simultaneous delirium (sudden cognitive and behavioral impairment)
  • Nutritional disorders and dysphagia
  • Inactivity, dependence and fragility due to decreased muscle mass and strength
  • Osteoporosis
  • Balance disorders, falls and fractures
  • Gastrointestinal problems (constipation, etc.)
  • Pressure sores
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Vision and hearing problems
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Oral and dental problems

What does the detailed medical evaluation of people over 65 entail?

  • Evaluation of existing diseases
  • Reviewing the medical treatment and eliminating unnecessary drug use
  • Detailed internal evaluation
  • Neurological evaluation
  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Evaluation of physical activity and muscle mass/function
  • Evaluation of nutritional status
  • Evaluation of daily activities
  • Evaluation of vision and hearing
  • Fight against osteoporosis and fractures
  • Fight against balance disorders and falls
  • Treatment of sleep disorders
  • Treatment of pressure sores
  • Effective vaccination program
  • Consultation by related branch physicians when necessary
  • Patient caregiver training for the bedridden elderly
  • Solution of urgent problems
  • Palliative care
  • Screening for people over 65 years (check-up)