Usborne Family Medicine, Inc.
Family Medicine Physicians & Geriatric Care Specialists located in Downtown Covina Area, Covina, CA
As you get older, your health needs change: around 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease and 77% at least two; every 11 seconds, an older adult receives treatment for a fall; and 25% of older adults experience a mental disorder. The experienced team at Usborne Family Medicine, Inc. in Covina, California, practices geriatrics — a branch of medicine that focuses specifically on the health needs of people over the age of 65. Find out more or schedule a consultation today. Call the practice or click Contact Us.
Geriatrics Q & A
What is geriatrics?
Geriatrics focuses on the health and wellness of people aged 65 and over. Your medical needs change as you age. The providers at Usborne Family Medicine have extensive training in treating, diagnosing, and managing the conditions, illnesses, ailments that affect you as you get older.
Usborne Family Medicine, Inc. partners with a team of geriatric health care specialists in the local area, including nurses, social workers, and pharmacists, to provide a complete care program.
What conditions does geriatrics treat?
The team at Usborne Family Medicine provides care for the specific needs of people aged over 65. It includes diagnosis, treatment, or management of the following:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Frequent falls or balance problems
- Memory loss
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Bladder control
- Mobility changes
If you or a family member experience any of these conditions, reach out to Usborne Family Medicine for health and wellness support.
What are the 5Ms of geriatrics?
The 5Ms of geriatrics provide the framework for geriatric care. The 5Ms stand for mind, mobility, medication, multi-complexity, and "matters most."
Providers support positive mental activity and health, evaluating and treating depression, and managing the symptoms of dementia and delirium.
Providers work to preserve their patients' mobility, help prevent injury from falling, and maintain the ability to balance.
Many patients have prescriptions for multiple medicines, and it can be difficult for them to keep track of what they need to take and when. Geriatric practitioners monitor their patients' prescription-taking, prevent over-medication, and provide education on medication mismanagement risks.
Many older adults have to manage several health conditions at once. The process of multi-complexity involves caregivers supporting their patients through this, making sure their living conditions are appropriate to their needs.
“Matters most” places the patient at the heart of their care program, considering how much involvement they wish to have in their care, how they want to be treated, and their health goals.
The 5Ms ensure that every aspect of a patient's care is thought about and acted upon by the team at Usborne Family Medicine.
Whether you’re looking for a geriatrics provider for yourself or for a member of your family, partner with a team that has the training and expertise to deliver exceptional care every step of the way. Call Usborne Family Medicine, Inc. today, or request a consultation through this website.