A medical specialist who treats older adults. These are generally internal medicine or family practice physicians who have completed additional training and certification.
More Common Terms
- Palliative Care Pain management services to provide comfort to those with life-threatening illness.
- Long Term Care (LTC) Health, personal and social care provided over a sustained period of time to individuals who are functionally or cognitively impaired. This may include in-home care, assisted living or skilled nursing facility.
- Medication Management Identification and counseling regarding the medication regime that individuals are using including prescription and over the counter medications, vitamins and home remedies.