As you age, your health and wellness need to shift and change. Geriatric care is a focus within health services that strives to meet the needs of men and women as they age and is available through the care of Tomas Rios, MD, Nicolin Neal, MD, and the team at Rios Healthcare Associates in Houston, Texas. When you’re ready to explore these services in greater detail, call or click to schedule a visit.
There’s no set age for individuals to seek out geriatric care. These services are geared toward meeting the health needs of older adults, but not everyone ages in the same way.
For some, geriatric care is a good fit around the age of 65. Others don’t explore geriatric services until they’re well in their 70s or even 80s.
One of the benefits of seeking primary care from a team of professionals with extensive geriatric care experience is the ability to set aside worries about when the time is right to transition into geriatric care. At Rios Healthcare Associates, this transition is seamless.
Your practitioner simply assesses your condition during routine visits and begins delivering geriatric care as those specific needs arise. Of course, if you’re not already a patient at Rios Healthcare Associates, it’s still possible to receive geriatric care services. The administrative team can request your medical records from previous providers and schedule an initial visit.
Geriatric care is a dynamic process, one that’s delivered in a highly personalized manner. Some of the specific areas of focus in this area of medical practice include:
Your practitioner works closely with you to create a customized care plan that meets your needs and adjusts as those needs shift over time.
One of the best ways to maximize the benefits of your geriatric care visits is to take some time to consider what you’d like to achieve from the experience. If you have specific questions or concerns, write them down so nothing is overlooked during your appointment.
It might also be helpful to bring a friend or family member with you to your visits. Having a second set of ears can help ensure you receive the full benefit of the guidance and advice presented during your appointment.
When you’re ready to explore geriatric care in more detail, book a visit using the online scheduling tool, or call the office during normal business hours to find a time that fits your schedule.