Adults that are 65 years of age or older can benefit by making the switch from a traditional physician to that of a geriatrics professional who has the training to provide specialized health care for seniors. Geriatricians are a good choice for regular checkups and preventative health care.
The Lexington area has several excellent hospitals and medical centers that offer a wide range of medical services for older adults. This guide provides an overview of featured top health care providers in Lexington that offer specialized senior care.
U.S. News & World Report collects data from almost 5,000 hospitals and medical centers across the nation and compiles a rankings report that rates services. Factors that determine the scorecard reviews include elements such as patient safety, nurse staffing, and overall survival rates. National and regional rankings for metropolitan areas and major cities are included within the listings.
University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital was nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for the adult specialty of geriatrics. Adult procedures and conditions that this hospital earned “high performing” ratings for include abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement, and lung surgery.
Sarasota Memorial Hospital earned high marks on their geriatric scorecard for nurse standards, nurse staffing, patient services, and an Alzheimer’s center recognized by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The Geriatric Clinic at the University of Kentucky provides specialized health care services for older adults and individuals seeking preventative care as they age. Assessment and treatment is available for several conditions that include osteoporosis, diabetes, malnutrition, stroke, and frailty.
St. Joseph’s Hospital was recognized by U.S. News & World Report and rated as “high performing” for the adult procedures and conditions of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure. Elements on the geriatric scorecard that determine overall ratings for this hospital include good marks for the areas of patient safety, overall survival rates, patient services, and having an intensive-care unit.
Baptist Health Lexington was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a regionally ranked hospital. Baptist rated as “high performing” for several adult procedures and conditions that include abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, and knee replacement, and lung surgery. Geriatric scorecard highlights include patient safety, services, nurse staffing and standards, and survival rates.
Locating a geriatric professional is not always easy, especially considering that doctors are often listed under other categories such as family practitioners on hospital websites. We gathered some of the best online resources to help you find a geriatric professional in the Lexington area. Our top picks include WebMD’s physician directory and American Geriatrics Society’s physician search tool. The AARP also has an excellent online search tool that you can use to find doctors based on areas of specialty.
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