The main goal of this website is to provide you with practical health information, so that you can help an older person get care that’s likely to help.
You also may find you need to help an older person avoid care that’s unlikely to help; in geriatrics we find that less (medical intervention) is often more!
By learning about how geriatricians handle common health problems in aging adults, you can be better prepared to discuss healthcare options within your family, and with your loved one’s doctors.
Doing some “healthcare homework” is a great way to be proactive, and proactive families often get better health outcomes for their loved ones.
Here are a few specific ways to use this website:
If you’re concerned about a particular topic: I’ve listed a few common areas of concern under the Popular Topics section. You can also use the search box in the sidebar to search the blog and website for something specific.
I do think many topics are a little too complicated for a single blog post. Eventually I hope to create some webinars and maybe even mini-courses.
If you want practical tips on geriatrics topics: I cover a variety of topics via the Geriatrics for Caregivers Blog. If you like the blog, you may want to sign up to receive it in your inbox.
If you have a question about a specific topic: You can post your question in the comments section of a related blog post. I usually post a reply within a day or two. I also try to host Geriatrics for Caregivers Q&A calls regularly, and I answer individual questions during these calls.
Note: All information on this site, and during interactive events, must be considered education and information only. I cannot practice medicine via the website or during the calls. Although I use your questions to provide more in-depth health education, this is not the same as the individualized “medical advice” that I provide to my patients and their families when I see patients.