Seniors have different health care needs than younger adults and it’s important that they receive the proper care. If you’re over the age of 65 and still see your general practitioner for check-ups, you might want to consider switching to a geriatric physician. They know how to handle any issues that aging adults might encounter. If you have a chronic condition, it’s important for it to be properly monitored.
You can find both nationally and regionally ranked facilities and care here in Minneapolis and the surrounding metro area. These hospitals have geriatric units with care and services dedicated to seniors, so you know that you will be getting the right treatment no matter what. Here is a look at some of the top facilities to get your search started.
You don’t have to do the work or research to find the top hospitals in Minneapolis because US News and World Report has already done that for you. They have reviewed and ranked 5,000 hospitals in major cities across the country and in Minneapolis, Abbott Northwestern Hospital has come in at number one. They’re also number two for the state of Minnesota and have five adult specialties that are nationally ranked.
Abbott Northwestern geriatrics department comes in at number forty-one in the whole country and their cardiology, neurology, and orthopedics departments are ranked too. Their diabetes, pulmonology, and gastroenterology has gotten high performance rankings and they have top ratings for dealing with heart failure. Their heart institute and neuroscience institute are internationally recognized as high performing.
University of Minnesota Medical Center comes in at number two for the Minneapolis metro area. They have a high performance rating for their cancer, nephrology, orthopedics, and pulmonology departments. There are a few different locations throughout the area and they have a long-term care pharmacy as well as assisted living and senior care options.
Mercy Hospital is the number three facility in the Minneapolis metro area and it is located in Coon Rapids, which is about 12 miles away from Minneapolis. Their gastroenterology, GI surgery, orthopedics, and pulmonology departments are high performing and they have a high performance dealing with heart failure. Mercy also offers wellness programs for seniors in the community and mental health screenings.
Woodwinds Health Campus is located in Woodbury but it is the number four hospital in the Minneapolis Metro area and number six for the entire state of Minnesota. They also have high performance ratings for heart failure, and hip and knee replacement surgery. Their senior services include elderly assessments and consultations, palliative care, and hospice care.
Hennepin County Medical Center has a few different locations in Minneapolis and their 8th Street location has a variety of senior services like trauma care, case management, and nurse practitioner services.
You can, of course, get recommendations from your primary care physician when you’re looking for a geriatrician. Trusted friends and family are also a good option. If you want to search all geriatricians in your area, you can look at Health in Aging geriatric physician finder or US News and World Report doctor finder.
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