Caring For Elders, Dr Rahul Shows The Way

Ageing is a universal phenomenon. Accepting the changes and adapting to your ageing body is important. With ageing comes numerous health issues which includes physical, intellectual and emotional problems. While physical problems include chronic diseases like Diabetes, Hypertension and Immobility, intellectual problems often manifest as memory impairment. Emotional problems include depression, adjustment disorder and loneliness.
Problems of elderly are multi-faceted and solutions include comprehensive approach and detailed treatment programmes says Dr Rahul Padmanabhan, Consultant in Geriatrics and Gerontology founder of Dr Rahul’s Elder care, Saibaba Colony. Dr Rahul and his team have been providing medical care to elders in Coimbatore for more than a decade.
A team of geriatric experts including the doctor, nurses, psychologist, social workers and physiotherapist conducts Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) – a well validated tool to carefully screen and assess the elder. This includes screening for dementia, depression, risk of falls, balance problems, urinary issues, sleep problems, Malnutrition and many more. After the CGA, the geriatrician gives a detailed care plan which will include advice on how to keep you healthy and safe.
The Clinic in SB colony also has a day care center where elders can spend time (9 AM to 6 PM). This is for elders who needs continuous supervision and has no family member at home during day time. Dr Rahuls Elder Care provides services at Home – Doctors consultation, physiotherapy, 12/24 hours nursing care, Dementia Care and medical equipments. Find out more about this exclusive service at or call them at 7871111247.
—Sruthi Bala

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