Maintaining one’s health and wellness can become more complex as we age and become older. Seniors that have reached the age of 65 and older may want to consider switching from a traditional family practitioner to a doctor trained in the specialty of geriatric services to treat and manage chronic health conditions.
There are several top-ranked medical centers and hospitals in the Cleveland area, some of which are recognized nationally for their specialized geriatric and senior services. This guide provides an overview of highly rated Cleveland health care providers along with some search tools to help you find a geriatrics professional.
U.S. News & World Report periodically reviews data collected from close to 5,000 hospitals across the nation and creates a listing of ranked results for major cities. The scorecard ratings are calculated based on several factors such as overall patient safety, survival rates, and nurse staffing. Specialty service ranking scores include reviews for geriatrics and senior care.
The Cleveland Clinic achieved a top listing in U.S. News & World Report for numerous adult specialty areas, including adult geriatrics. The clinic’s geriatric medicine program has a top ranking nationally within the United States. Regional ratings for the Cleveland Clinic recognize the hospital as being the best within the state of Ohio and within the Cleveland metropolitan area.
The Center for Geriatric Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic provides specialized care for older adults with the goal being to enhance overall wellness and a higher quality of life. The program includes providing patients with comprehensive geriatric evaluations and assessments to diagnose and treat conditions such as dementia.
University Hospitals Case Medical Center is nationally ranked for geriatrics within the United States. The hospital is recognized by U.S. News & World Report for several adult specialty areas including orthopedics and cancer treatment. High-performance ratings for adult procedures and conditions include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, and heart failure plus hip and knee replacement. The medical center achieved high regional ranking for the state of Ohio and within the metro Cleveland area.
The Center for Lifelong Health at University Hospitals provides specialized geriatric services and care for older seniors. The Center offers a full range of programs that are uniquely designed around the individual needs of each patient. Services include the Brian Health & Memory Center that coordinates assessment and care for conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Fairview Hospital is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for its geriatric services and gets high regional rankings for Ohio and the Cleveland metropolitan area. The hospital also earned “high performing” ratings for several adult procedures and conditions include hip and knee replacements.
Metro Health Medical Center is nationally ranked for diabetes and endocrinology, and regionally ranked as “high performing” in COPD and heart failure.
Although geriatricians offer specialized medical care for seniors, their listings may be hard to locate. Some hospitals and medical providers group geriatric care services in with other categories such as family practitioners or internal medicine. Online resources that will help you locate a geriatrician include WebMD’s physician directory and the US News & World Report’s doctor finder. The AARP also has a good a search tool that will find a physician based on location and areas of specialty.
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