Quality Health Care For Older Adults
University of Utah Health's Geriatric Patient-Centered Medical Home provides comprehensive, high-quality, and coordinated care for older adults so they can get the health and wellness they need.
Average Age for Geriatric Patients
Geriatric care serves the health and wellness needs of adults at the age of 65 years and older. Anyone in this age range can receive primary care in our patient-centered medical home.
However, our team is best suited to provide care for people who are:
- 85 years and older,
- have functional or cognitive limitations, or
- multiple, chronic medical conditions.
8 am–5 pm
Geriatric Care Services
Our geriatric doctors (geriatricians) are specially trained to diagnose and treat the unique health care needs of older adults. They take the time and care to:
- complete a medical exam for patients,
- explain any complex health and medication concerns with their patients, and
- provide patients with individualized treatment options.
Our Team Approach to Care
We understand the relationship you have with your doctor can play a big role in keeping you healthy as you age. We help develop long-term, positive relationships between patients and their providers. The services provided by our care team include the following:
- Primary care
- Aging Brain Care program
- Develop long-term patient and provider relationships
- Shared decision-making
- Patient engagement on health and healthcare
- Team-based care
- Care management services
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Health Conditions That We Treat
Conditions We Treat
People ages 65 and older may benefit from receiving care from a geriatric care provider if they experience any of the following:
- Balance problems
- Frequent falls
- Changes in eating habits
- Trouble sleeping
- Loss of bladder control
- Memory changes
- Polypharmacy (multiple medications)
- Problems getting around
- Osteoporosis (bone loss)
- Depression/prolonged sadness
- Three or more chronic medical conditions
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Geriatric Patient-Centered Medical Home
U of U Health's Geriatric Patient-Centered Medical Home is a primary care outpatient clinic where you receive high-quality, innovative health care from a team of experts. Our experts work to ensure that your needs are met, your voice is heard, and your health and well-being are at the center.