As bodies age, they change. A geriatrician specializes in helping seniors navigate these changes by providing primary care for adults over the age of 65.
Geriatricians are your partners in helping you manage the complex and often interrelated health conditions that can come with aging. For example, your geriatrician may conduct a geriatric assessment, a thorough evaluation of your physical and mental health and abilities. This assessment includes evaluation of your nutrition, hearing, vision, and any issues with incontinence, balance or memory.
Geriatricians collaborate with other specialists at Rush as needed to treat conditions associated with aging, including dementia, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, stroke and osteoarthritis. They also work closely with palliative care specialists who offer an extra layer of support and focus on improving your quality of life.
Geriatric medicine at Rush is ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Training and research programs
The geriatric medicine program Rush also includes the following Rush University training and research programs: