Comprehensive Geriatric Exams at Instant Urgent Care

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Comprehensive Geriatric Exams at Instant Urgent Care

If you are between the ages of 65 & up our primary care physicians here at Instant Urgent Care may ask that you do a Geriatric Exam. Some triggers that may cause our physicians to ask for this exam may be:         

> Concussion
> Vision issues
> Fever or flu-like symptoms
> Other illness
> Age

 

The Geriatric Exam does not necessarily mean anything is wrong but is necessary for people who are in the age range. This exam is multidimensional meaning it checks multiple aspects of one’s health. This exam will include testing on:

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If you are between the ages of 65 & up our primary care physicians here at Instant Urgent Care may ask that you do a Geriatric Exam. Some triggers that may cause our physicians to ask for this exam may be:

> Concussion
> Vision issues
> Fever or flu-like symptoms
> Other illness
> Age

 

The Geriatric Exam does not necessarily mean anything is wrong but is necessary for people who are in the age range. This exam is multidimensional meaning it checks multiple aspects of one’s health. This exam will include testing on:

geratric exam

Nutrition Check

Our Primary Care physicians will ask about diet & exercise. Cholesterol, Fats ext. will be checked as well; if our Physicians see anything out of the norm they will provide advice on how to better your nutritional habits

Vision

A vision check is given routinely to anyone who is over the age of 40. This is more for safety reasons for the patient; however, loss of vision can also be a symptom of a larger issue.

Balance Check

The equilibrium changes as we get older. A few stability tests & exercises will determine if the patient’s balance is in check. It is important to check balance; our bones get weaker as we age, a slip or fall could do some serious damage to someone who is older.

Other checks of this test include

            
> Hearing Tests
> Fecal check
> Urinary check
> Blood Pressure check

 

If make Instant Urgent Care your Primary care physicians we will give advice on when these checks should be scheduled & completed.

Frequently Asked Questions

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1. What is a cognitive test for geriatrics?

A cognitive test for geriatrics is a specialized assessment designed to evaluate the cognitive function and mental well-being of elderly individuals. Common cognitive tests in geriatrics include the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA).

2.What is a commonly used assessment in geriatrics?

A commonly used assessment in geriatrics is the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA). It’s a multidimensional evaluation that looks at a senior’s medical, functional, psychological, and social aspects to create a holistic care plan.

3. What does functional geriatric assessment include?

Functional geriatric assessment includes the evaluation of an elderly person’s ability to perform activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living. It assesses their physical, cognitive, and social functioning to determine their overall well-being and independence.

 

4.What are geriatric minimum competencies?

Geriatric minimum competencies refer to the core knowledge, skills, and abilities that healthcare professionals, particularly those in geriatrics, should possess to provide adequate care to older adults. These competencies ensure healthcare providers are well-equipped to address the unique needs of the elderly population.

 

5. How long does a geriatric assessment take?

The duration of a geriatric assessment can vary depending on the complexity of the individual’s health and the comprehensiveness of the assessment. It can range from 1 to 3 hours or even longer in some cases, especially if it involves multiple healthcare professionals and tests to cover all aspects of the elderly person’s health and well-being.