Senior Medical Services in North Central Arkansas
Baxter Regional Medical Center caters to the unique medical needs of seniors
age 65 and older. Seniors are more susceptible to medical conditions,
and in turn, they can have more extreme reactions to various treatments.
Our physicians take the time to know their patient’s medical history
inside and out before making any major decisions regarding their care.
Many medical conditions work as warning symptoms of more serious problems
down the road if action is not taken. We provide patients with treatment
and care that will yield results quickly with long-term health benefits.
Planning for the Long-Term
Continuity in care becomes more and more important the older you get. A
doctor needs to be familiar with your medical history in order to understand
what kind of health conditions you may face in the future. Your lifestyle,
family history, and illness history all play a role in what kind of medical
care you will need as you age.
A geriatric medicine assessment includes:
- Memory function
- Medication needs
- Fall assessment
- Nutritional screening
- Potential for injury
- Cancer risk assessment
- Heart and lung function assessment
The older we get, the more important it becomes to have a relationship
with a primary care physician that can quickly respond to a medical emergency
due to their experience with your medical history.
Quality Care Close to Home
Geriatric medicine services in North Central Arkansas are available at
several BRMC clinics, specifically the
Fairlamb Senior Health Clinic. The Fairlamb Clinic is conveniently located on the Baxter Regional Medical
Center campus, across Hospital Drive from the BRMC Main Entrance. The
Mruk Family Education Center of Aging is a unique resources for area seniors, offering free support, programs
and services for older adults and their families.