Geriatrics & Aging
Our elder care is provided by a geriatrician—a doctor who specializes in geriatric medicine. These physicians are fellowship-trained or board certified in geriatric medicine.
Benefis also has a team that is dedicated to work with older adults. Our nurses, social workers, physical therapists, nutritionists, and other members of the care team are specially trained to work with older adults.
The primary care and specialty medical services are focused specifically on the needs of aging adults. Because our Extended Care Facility is devoted exclusively to serving older adults, our staff and services are uniquely sensitive to the needs and abilities of seniors. We are able to distinguish between normal changes caused by aging and changes caused by disease.
Benefis also offers wellness and prevention screenings throughout the year which are designed to help older adults stay healthy and active for as long as possible. Our health professionals provide thorough medical evaluations and offer recommendations on how changes in lifestyle and medications may improve an individual’s health. Age-appropriate screenings for cancer and other health conditions also are available.