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Look to the friendly and knowledgeable doctors affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center to care for the unique needs of older adults. See a list of providers specializing in geriatric care.

Senior Care

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Look to the friendly and knowledgeable doctors at Virginia Hospital Center to care for the unique needs of adults age 60 and older.

What’s a Geriatric Doctor?

A geriatric medicine specialist, sometimes known as a geriatrician, is a primary care provider with advanced training in the health issues of older adults and the aging process. When you or a loved one partner with a dedicated geriatric doctor, you can expect personalized care to help prevent, diagnose and treat health problems.

Senior Care Services

Build a long-term relationship with a medical expert who gets to know you and your goals. Your doctor can:

  • Diagnose and treat acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) health conditions that are often associated with older age, such as dementia, osteoporosis, mobility, and incontinence.
  • Help you navigate the healthcare system and coordinate care across providers
  • Prescribe and help you manage multiple medications safely
  • Provide preventative care, including regular physical exams and vaccinations
  • Provide referrals to specialists when needed
  • Discuss options for living safely in your home, including using the Philips Lifeline medical alert system 
  • Work with caregivers to develop a comprehensive care plan for an aging parent or relative
  • Arrange a telehealth visit with you for certain types of medical appointments

Coordinated Care

Count on your Virginia Hospital Center doctor to recommend other services at our organization and in the community that may be right for you. Depending on your health needs, you may benefit from:

Expect coordinated care from professionals who work together to make sure your treatments are tailored to you, even as your needs change.

Learn more about VHC’s community-based programs for seniors and caregivers, such as lectures, exercise programs, and support groups here.

Access Mayo Clinic’s Expertise

As part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Virginia Hospital Center brings the world-renowned expertise and knowledge of Mayo Clinic to our community. How can I access the expertise of Mayo Clinic? It’s simple – all you need is to be under the care of a physician on Virginia Hospital’s Center medical Staff. 

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