As our bodies change and age over the years, so do our medical needs. The routine checkups that you received from your doctor were sufficient to keep you healthy into middle age, but what happens after age 65?
After age 65 there can be any number of chronic conditions to treat. Joint problems and neurological issues can begin impacting your quality of life.
The primary care physician who monitored your health for most of your adult life may not be best qualified to treat and advise regarding the diseases of old age.
After age 65 you should be receiving routine medical care from a geriatrician, a doctor who specializes in the treatment of senior citizens. A geriatrician will be aware of symptoms, treatment options and medical conditions that affect you once you leave middle age.
Glendale seniors can read further for geriatric medical care options in the Glendale area.
US News and World Report has a section devoted to ranking and reviewing hospitals both regionally and nationwide with an easy to use search function.
HEALTHSOUTH Valley of the Sun Rehabilitation Hospital is a rehabilitation hospital in Glendale that provides medical services of particular value for over 65’s.
If you’ve suffered a stroke HEALTHSOUTH Valley of the Sun Rehabilitation Hospital has stroke rehabilitation programs to help patients get used to the mental and physical changes that follow experiencing a stroke.
Stroke rehabilitation services at the hospital include:
Patient and family education
HEALTHSOUTH Valley of the Sun Rehabilitation Hospital also provides access to advanced rehabilitation technologies that will help restore as much function to you as possible.
The hospital will also rehabilitate patients who have suffered amputation, brain injury, and spinal cord injury.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
The hospital is currently ranked one of the top hospitals in the Phoenix metropolitan area by US News & World Report and has received the "Best of the West" award from Westmarc recognizing the hospital's contributions to the area.
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center offers a wide range of medical services that are important for the elder community in Glendale:
Neurosciences and stroke
They also provide comprehensive rehabilitative care and a pharmacy.
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center will treat conditions and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver.
Researching new medical care professionals can be a tedious process, make it easier by using online search tools to find the information you need quickly.
HealthinAging.org has a search tool that will allow you to quickly research geriatric professionals in Glendale.
You may also use the US News and World Report doctor finder, to look up physicians who specialize in elder care near you.
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