Advances in medicine and technology have increased the average life expectancy of the general population. As a result, about a quarter of the population are now 65 years of age or older.
Geriatric medicine is the specialised approach to providing primary healthcare to elderly individuals. There are several factors, which highlight the need for a multidisciplinary approach to managing the health issues that typically increase with age.
At Canterbury Family Medical Practice we can help in the management of chronic diseases and functional problems including:
- Arthritis/Osteoporosis Care
- Heart Checks
- Annual Check Ups & Flu Vax
- Aged Care Health Assessments
- Chronic Disease Health Care Plans
- Heart Checks, Heartburn
- Obesity and more.