The health care needs of seniors that are 65 years of age or older can benefit from the specialized care and expertise provided by a geriatrics professional. Older adults being treated for ongoing chronic conditions by a primary care physician may want to consider making the switch to a geriatrician.
The Naples, Florida area has several geriatric practitioners along with top-rated hospitals and medical centers that are regionally ranked by U.S. News & World Report. This guide highlights the wide variety of services, specialty care, and resources available for seniors that live in Naples.
U.S. News & World Report periodically researches services provided by hospitals across the nation and ranks them based on a variety of factors. The reviews include ratings of close to 5,000 health care providers with their scores based on elements that include patient services and patient safety, nurse staffing, and overall survival rates. Ratings include national and state regional rankings for major cities and metropolitan areas.
Naples Community Hospital (NCH) is regionally ranked in Florida and is rated as “high-performing” for the adult procedures and conditions of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, and heart failure, hip replacement, and knee replacement. The geriatric scorecard for NCH received very good marks for patient services. NCH also has intensivists staff available to provide specialty care for patients within the intensive care unit.
The Brookdale Geriatric Center at NCH provides a variety of preventative health care services, rehabilitation programs, and treatment options for Naples seniors. The center also administers outreach education and consultation services to evaluate and address the needs of its elderly patients toward the goal of enhancing overall health and wellness.
Lee Memorial Hospital is a regionally ranked Florida hospital and rated as “high-performing” for the adult procedures and conditions of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, hip replacement, and knee replacement. This hospital earned a top “best” score rating for nurse staffing and excellent marks for patient services on their geriatric scorecard.
The Lee Physician Group of Lee Memorial Hospital has a geriatrics specialty unit that provides senior patients with preventative health care and also diagnoses and treats chronic conditions and diseases such as high cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
The Rehabilitation Hospital, which is located within Lee Memorial Hospital, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Treatment options for seniors include dietary services, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, wound care, home evaluations, dialysis, and rehabilitation nursing.
Geriatricians can sometimes be difficult to find, as many hospitals do not list them separately. Many health care providers group geriatrics professional listings within other categories such as primary care. We have included some helpful online resources you can use to find a geriatrician in the Naples area. Options include the AARP online search tool and the physician search tool from the American Geriatrics Society. The WebMD’s physician directory and the US News & World Report doctor finder are also excellent resources.
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