As you grow older, your risk of disability, ongoing pain, and chronic disease increases. The team at Colorado Alliance for Health Equity and Practice (CAHEP) in Denver and Aurora, Colorado, provides excellent geriatric care that includes diagnosis, management, and prevention. Call the clinic or use the online booking tool to get the geriatric care you and your loved ones need.

request an appointment

Why should geriatric care be a priority?  

The geriatric care services at CAHEP are tailored to the specialized needs of older adults. As you get older, your body changes. The experienced primary care team at CAHEP recognizes this and understands how to treat and communicate with older patients.

Geriatric care should be a priority for older adults because it can help:

  • Prevent chronic diseases, like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and hypertension
  • Prevent or treat arthritic conditions
  • Intervene early if chronic conditions, like diabetes or heart disease, are present
  • Help you maintain strong bones and prevent fractures
  • Manage chronic diseases you may have, including high cholesterol and dementia

As you get older, the immune system weakens, making you susceptible to serious complications from common illnesses such as the flu and COVID-19. Having a geriatric care specialist you can turn to helps if you should fall ill.

The team at CAHEP also offers vaccinations for older adults, including those for the flu, pneumonia, COVID-19, and shingles.

What geriatric care services do you offer?

CAHEP provides older adults, particularly those in underserved communities, access to highly skilled physicians and medical professionals who specialize in geriatric health care.

Services that benefit older adults include:

  • Head-to-toe physical examination
  • Expanded lipid blood panel
  • Joint mobility evaluations
  • Bone density testing to screen for osteoporosis
  • Neurological testing
  • Chronic disease management
  • Cancer screenings
  • Specialist referrals
  • Glucose testing
  • Immunizations
  • Mammogram

The team at CAHEP helps with medication management and existing treatment plans. CAHEP coordinates care with any specialists too.

How do I prepare for a geriatric exam?

Prepare for a geriatric exam by gathering all previous medical records and writing down any important points about your health history. Also, write down any questions and concerns you might have about your health.

Bring a list of any medications you take, including over-the-counter versions and supplements. Note the dosages and how often you take them.

To take advantage of the geriatric health services offered at Colorado Alliance for Health Equity and Practice, call today to set up an appointment or use the online scheduling tool.