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Geriatric Care


Healthy aging is your top priority, so it’s our top priority too. Dignity Health Medical Foundation is here to assist you with all of your senior care needs. Our physicians are committed to the care that is best for you.

At all of our locations, you’ll find physicians, nurses, and care team members who are full of knowledge and compassion, ready to serve you. We know that each person who comes through our doors is unique. That's why we put together an individualized care plan that is tailored to you and your specific needs. Whether you need help with an underlying illness or want tips for living a healthier lifestyle, a Dignity Health Medical Foundation provider is ready to help.


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With locations across California, Dignity Health Medical Foundation is just right around the corner. Schedule an appointment with a geriatric physician in person or virtually.

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What are the key parts of a geriatric assessment?

At Dignity Health Medical Group, we believe in providing comprehensive geriatric assessments to better understand and address the unique needs of our elderly patients. Our assessments go beyond traditional medical evaluations to encompass a holistic approach that considers physical, cognitive, emotional, and social aspects of health and well-being.

Geriatric assessments include:

  • Comprehensive medical history review, including past illnesses and treatments

  • Physical examination focusing on mobility, balance, strength, and sensory function

  • Cognitive assessment to evaluate memory, attention, and executive function

  • Mood and depression screening to assess emotional well-being

  • Medication review to identify potential interactions or adverse effects

  • Evaluation of functional status, including activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living

  • Assessment of social support systems and community resources available to the patient

Through our thorough geriatric assessments, we aim to develop personalized care plans that promote independence, optimize health outcomes, and enhance quality of life for our senior patients.

Senior care clinics in California

Frequently asked questions

One of the best ways to find a geriatric physician is by asking for referrals from friends and family. Your Medicare Advantage plan or your health plan should also have a list of physicians in your network that will give you information on their specialty and whether they can care for your specific condition or needs. When you call to make an appointment, be sure to ask at that time if the provider takes your insurance.

You can check a provider’s in-network status by calling the physician’s office or hospital and requesting the physician’s specific tax ID. Then, call your insurance company and provide them with the ID number and your insurance plan information.

When switching physicians, you can call and ask the staff at your current provider’s office to provide you with a paper or electronic copy of your medical records. You can also request that they send that information to your new physician’s office.

Typically, seniors in their seventies should visit their physician at least twice a year. Those in their eighties or older should visit at least three times a year or every few months. Seniors should also see their physician more frequently if they are experiencing any health issues.

Allow extra time in your schedule when visiting a new physician. Be prepared to discuss your personal medical history, family medical history, and any medications you are currently taking, and have a list of any questions you want to ask during your appointment.

Geriatric physicians can help you monitor your health and manage chronic illnesses. They are also able to conduct routine screenings and provide referrals to specialists. 

You can always schedule an appointment with your geriatric physician first, but they may refer you to a specialist that can provide more thorough care for your condition.

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With clinics throughout California, a Dignity Health Medical Foundation geriatric physician is right around the corner, waiting to assist you along your wellness journey.