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It’s Ok Until It’s Not OK Anymore.

Fort Collins, CO
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Many of us have older adults in our lives. Hopefully, they are relatively healthy, managing everything on their own. You don’t have to worry about them, everything is OK.  As time passes, there are gradual changes that take place, or a major event that happens. Situations like… Falling in their home...


Geriatric Behavioral Health – Help is Readily Available


Did you know that a Senior Citizen’s mental, or behavioral, health has positive or negative effects on their physical health? Whether its pain issues, cardiovascular health or some other medical conditions, maintaining good behavioral health can significantly improve recovery time from illness and continued...


When We Should Stop Using the Word “Still”


“My uncle is 83 and still drives.” “My grandma is 90 and still goes out dancing.” “My step-father is approaching 74 and still runs a mile each day.” Do you see anything wrong with the language above? It’s the word “still.” For many of us, using “still” this way in a sentence is automatic. We...


What is a Geriatric Assessment and Care Plan?


A geriatric assessment is a multidimensional assessment which is designed to evaluate an individual’s or couple’s current functional ability, physical health, cognition and mental health, social environment, legal, financial status and environmental safety.  Information is gathered from the individuals...


Satisfying an Increasing Critical Need of the Aging Family: Geriatric Care Management


Today more than ever, families find themselves caring for aging loved ones, known today as the aging family. Many of these aging families are overwhelmed with trying to manage the care of an aging loved one along with duties in their own lives, work and family.  In their attempt to manage the care of...


Not Just Grownups Who Have Stayed Awhile


"Kids are not just little adults!" If you work with a pediatrician for any length of time, you're sure to hear them say something like this. Because childhood is the only time in life that you're growing and developing, medical care in pediatrics is very different from other areas. Pediatricians are...


Senior Resources Now Available Through NCH Brookdale Geriatric Center


The Brookdale Geriatric Center is a new service line of the NCH Healthcare System helping seniors live a longer, happier, healthier life. The Brookdale Geriatric Center is a network of services inclusive special geriatric hospital programming and community based services. Examples include geriatric...


Your Parent’s Secret Life…What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Them!


As your parents age, it becomes increasingly important to know more about them than ever before. This need is met with a sticky web of parent and child roles as well as privacy versus intrusion issues! How does an adult child begin to navigate these treacherous waters? Very slowly if the situation allows,...


When you Don't Know Where To Go


There are many things we prepare for in life, getting married, having kids, buying a home, retirement, etc.  Unfortunately, most of us do not prepare for the day we notice that our parents, grandparents, or other aging loved one needs more help than before. They seem to be doing fine in some areas of...


What is Geriatric Medicine


Geriatric medicine is a unique approach to primary healthcare focused on the needs of older adults. How is geriatrics different from other healthcare? Our primary focus is to maximize our patient’s function. Second, we seek to balance quality of life issues with the risks of any possible tests or...

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