Geriatric Care Specialist

Family Health Center of Bastrop

Multi-Specialty Medical Group in Bastrop & Smithville, TX

When you are 60 years old or older, you have unique health care needs and want quality geriatric care that focuses on keeping you healthy as you age. The team of providers at Family Health Center of Bastrop, with offices in Bastrop and Smithville, Texas, offers comprehensive geriatric care to help you remain as healthy and independent during your later years. For a consultation and quality care, call one of the offices or schedule an appointment online today.

Geriatric Care Q & A

What is geriatric care?

Geriatric care is medical care focused on providing for the health needs of men and women over the age of 65. The goal of geriatric care is to support you as you age, helping you avoid loss of independence and preventing a decrease in your quality of life as you get older.

Geriatric care supports your long-term health by:

  • Empowering you to make healthy lifestyle choices
  • Preventing injury and acute diseases, such as pneumonia or flu
  • Slowing the progression of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease
  • Helping you manage medications and other treatments
  • Educating you on community resources
  • Identifying health risks
  • Supporting your health care decisions and wishes

At the Family Health Center of Bastrop, they are determined to help you stay in your best health as long as possible and to support you throughout every stage of your later years.

What does quality geriatric care entail?

The Family Health Center of Bastrop offers prevention, treatment, and long-term management of acute and chronic illnesses, including the following:

  • Dementia
  • Arthritis
  • Urinary or fecal Incontinence
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Glaucoma
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Diabetes
  • Respiratory disease

Geriatric patients are much more likely to need in-patient hospitals, home health, nursing home, rehabilitation, and hospice services than men and women from ages 45-64. The team of doctors and advanced practice providers at Family Health Center of Bastrop offers in-office services and also help manage your care, wherever you are.

What are some geriatric care services?

To support wellness as you age, Family Health Center of Bastrop offers a wide variety of services to support geriatric health. 

These include:

  • Medicare annual wellness visits
  • Off-site treatment and management
  • Cancer screenings
  • Cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure checks
  • Weight-loss support
  • Nutritional support and counseling
  • Medication counseling and management
  • Telemedicine
  • Immunizations, including flu and pneumonia
  • Medical supply management
  • End of life planning
  • Rehabilitation

The team customizes your personalized geriatric plan of care to meet your specific and changing needs throughout your later years. They commit to being with you every step of the way as you navigate the aging process.

For personalized, quality geriatric care, call or schedule an appointment online with Family Health Center of Bastrop today.