What is senior care?
Senior care focuses on the health and welfare of people in the later years of their life. The senior care experts at Premier NW Houston Medical Group can help you or your loved ones live a longer, happier life using their knowledge and experience.
As an older person, you're more likely to develop conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure, and Type 2 diabetes, which all require monitoring and careful management.
You're also at a greater risk of developing musculoskeletal problems like osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and spinal stenosis, which can cause significant pain and disability without the proper treatment.
Good health starts with prevention, and the Premier NW Houston Medical Group team aims to prevent disease as much as possible. They also help you manage chronic health problems so that you're able to make the most of your retirement.
What senior care services are available?
The Premier NW Houston Medical Group team offers a wide range of senior care services, including:
- Heart health check
- Heart disease monitoring
- Dementia screening
- Chronic pain management
- Sight and hearing tests
- Osteoporosis management
- Falls prevention
- Incontinence management
- Chronic disease management
- Mobility assistance
Seniors who are eligible for Medicare wellness visits can get a free annual checkup at Premier NW Houston Medical Group. This valuable benefit involves having an initial visit and assessment, where your provider draws up a personalized prevention plan for you. Follow-up visits give you a chance to review your plan and update it to keep you healthy.
What does a senior care medical exam involve?
A senior care medical exam features many of the same steps as a regular annual physical, including checks of your:
- Blood pressure
- Weight and body mass index (BMI)
- Respiration rate
- Heart rate
- Heart and lung sounds
- Mental health
Your provider at Premier NW Houston Medical Group also assesses your cognitive abilities – whether you're thinking and remembering without significant difficulty. Blood tests are necessary to measure your blood glucose and cholesterol levels. They can also identify any infections or problems like anemia and nutritional deficiencies.
A thorough foot exam is also important because your feet are vulnerable to problems like diabetic peripheral neuropathy that can lead to the development of foot ulcers. If it's flu season, your provider can give you your annual flu vaccination.