Senior Care Specialist

Valley Internal Medicine Associates

Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician & Sleep Specialist located in Mission, TX

America is home to more than 52 million adults over the age of 65. If you’re one of them, participating in regular senior care appointments can alert you to serious health problems, improving your quality of life. At Valley Internal Medicine Associates in Mission, Texas, Dr. Sathiyaraj George and the team offer senior care services, which include lab tests, preventive screenings, and treatment of acute and chronic illness. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book a consultation online today.

Senior Care Q&A

What is senior care?

Senior care is a branch of medicine that diagnoses, treats, and prevents health problems in older adults. As you get closer to or surpass retirement age, you’re also more likely to experience certain health problems.

Senior care addresses the unique physical, cognitive, social, and emotional challenges of aging. By meeting with the team at Valley Internal Medicine Associates regularly, you can stay active, connected, healthy, and engaged. When combined, these factors can lower your risk of complications, including disability or premature death.

What are some common problems that senior care treats?

As you age, your body experiences various changes, making you more susceptible to injuries and illnesses. As senior care specialists, the Valley Internal Medicine Associates team provides diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Dementia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Incontinence
  • Cancer
  • Hearing and vision loss
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Frailty
  • Balance issues

You also have access to the diagnosis and treatment of certain sleep-related problems, including insomnia, sleep apnea, and restless legs syndrome.

Who benefits from senior care?

Any adult who is 65 or older can benefit from senior care. This applies even if you feel relatively healthy and energetic. Many chronic conditions, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes, present very few obvious symptoms. As a result, you might be at risk and not even realize it.

Aside from improving your health, senior care fosters healthy aging. If you have a negative opinion of getting older, senior care can provide a more positive outlook. Research shows that mindset is incredibly important. Older adults with pessimistic views on aging are more likely to experience poor health outcomes.

What happens during a senior care appointment?

The physicians at Valley Internal Medicine Associates tailor senior care appointments to each patients’ individual needs. Your initial consultation includes a physical and neurological exam, discussion of your lifestyle and any unusual symptoms you’re experiencing, and a medical history review.

After gathering this information, you may have lab tests to gain further insights about your health. If you have a chronic condition like hypertension or diabetes, the chronic care management program is available to assist in treatment.

Chronic care management provides a personable, hands-on approach to care. Each week, you receive a call from an on-staff nurse who provides follow-up care and guidance about prescription medications and wellness.

To schedule a senior care appointment with Valley Internal Medicine Associates, call the office to speak with a team member or book a consultation online today.