A proactive care plan to identify risk elements early and treat them holistically

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1 month/3 months/6 months

Elderly healthcare doctor

Main Point of Contact
Geriatric Experienced Physician

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Plan Options
1 month/3 months/6 months

Elderly healthcare doctor

Main Point of Contact
Geriatric Experienced Physician

DocGenie’s Elderly Care Plans are designed to ensure your beloved elderly family members are able to enjoy proactive and comprehensive care, with medical decisions being made by experienced, reliable doctors like - when to get tests, which ones to get, getting in touch for issues that crop up and making good decisions early.

What is included ?

GP as a central carepoint
Mental health counseling
Physical health review
Regular monitoring
Nutrition and diet
Medicine review

DocGenie’s Elderly Care Plans are designed to ensure your beloved elderly family members are able to enjoy proactive and comprehensive care, with medical decisions being made by experienced, reliable doctors like - when to get tests, which ones to get, getting in touch for issues that crop up and making good decisions early.

The plan involves: understanding the person, their lifestyle, their habits, their current health situation and risk areas. An experienced Geriatrics specialist is in charge of your loved one. They would formulate a care plan including health check ups, specialist consults etc as enlisted in the plan. And then we take care of fixing the appointments, lab tests etc based on your convenience. You don’t need to worry about that

Inclusions in the package :

  • Review of all medical conditions, hospitalisations, surgeries.
  • Medicines review (to catch and fix problems like duplication, errors from prescriptions, unnecessary medicines)
  • Review of senior person’s current condition, including - eating, sleeping, walking, cognition, memory, adequacy of diet, adequacy or appropriate exercises for age and medical diagnoses, as well as advice for the same
  • Advice on Lab tests, screening tests for cancer and proactive measures for better health
  • Mental health review by Psychologist - includes assessment for depression, anxiety and also advice for improved mental and emotional health
  • Physical condition review by Physiotherapist - to ensure strength, balance, breathing and cardio aspects of physical health are taken care of.
  • Nutrition advice by Nutritionist to ensure balanced diet with all micronutrients, special focus on those with vegetarian diets, with denture issues
  • Access to the GP/Geriatrics specialists for anything you would need during the plan period

Hear Dr Rachna speak about how this plan is helpful for you

Specialists Included in This Plan

Geriatrics Experienced Physician
Geriatrics-Experienced Physician
Dr Neha Physiotherapist
Physiotherapist
Dr Neha Sharma Dietician
Dietician
Dr Mehjabin Haque Psychologist
Psychologist

Ready to start your plan? Book Now and Get Started!

1 Month Plan

₹8,000


3 Month Plan

₹20,000


6 Month Plan

₹32,000


How The Booking Process Works

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Step 1: Register the patient using their mobile number
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Step 2: Click "Add to Cart" on your desired plan and make the payment
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Step 3: Once you have paid, our support team will reach out within the next 24 hours to start the plan
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Step 1: Register the patient using their mobile number

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Step 2: Click "Add to Cart" on your desired plan and make the payment

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Step 3: Once you have paid, our support team will reach out within the next 24 hours to start the plan

Upgrade and Cancellation policy

  1. Once started, 1-month plan cannot be cancelled. Incase, you are not happy with anything, just give us a call and we will try our best to help you.
  2. 3-month and 6-month plan can be cancelled. We will charge you for any month used up or started in the plan at the same cost as the 1-month plan, and refund you the balance.
  3. To cancel, simply call us at our support number or send us a whatsapp message at 9818093267 and we will do the needful.

Commonly Asked Questions on elderly care

Although age is a matter of the mind, it is an established fact that with age comes diseases and physical limitations. This has led to the inception of elder care, worldwide. Elder care, or geriatric care, is the domain related to medical care of senior citizens. Geriatric health care attempts to meet the needs of the elderly at different levels. Typically, elder care comprises everything from assisted living and nursing to day care, home elderly care services, and even hospice care for the elderly.

Let’s now find the answers to the commonly asked questions on elder care -

1. What does elderly care include?

Eldercare is a broad term and includes a diverse mix of services that aim at helping the elderly community live a comfortable and independent life. The domain generally ranges from basic transportation, cooking, or cleaning to complex medical care.

The crux of geriatric health care is enhancing medical care for the elderly. It includes services that are medically necessary and aims at preventing and treating disease and disability that afflict during old age. Geriatric care is about extending support to elderly people at their home through home care services for seniors, or at hospital, nursing home etc. Best elder care services ensure total wellbeing, safety and security of the elderly. Today there are a host of elder care professional packages to take care of your elderly loved ones at home.

2. What is elder care at home?

Elder care at home or home elderly care services become important when your loved ones face difficulty with performing the daily activities, either safely or independently, or both. These activities include cooking, cleaning, shopping, dressing, bathing, driving, taking meds, etc.

Decline in the health of an elderly person is mostly the reason for implementing elder care at home. With age also comes senility and the elderly people tend to forget things like taking medicine on time, they may also suffer from poor eye sight, or severe arthritis. The last two would mean that they are not in a position to move freely even when at home, and are in need of assistance. This is when you need elderly home care services or geriatric care services at home. You can avail some quality care from the available elder care professional packages.

3. What kind of care does an elderly client need?

Here are some of the needs of an elderly client –

  • Helping them perform their daily activities through senior citizen home care services
  • Suggest diversion/ occupational therapy
  • Offering greatest comfort with the facilities like a comfortable and clean bed, and a neat surrounding
  • Helping them maintain hygiene and regulate body temperature
  • Taking care of their vision, auditory and dental aid
  • Preventing them from risks of injuries and accidents by ensuring a safer surrounding
  • Providing a nutritious meal
  • Supporting them in exercising for maintaining body alignment and posture
  • Ensuring a healthy sleeping routine
  • Taking them for regular physical check-ups
  • Monitoring changes in their body and mind
4. What is geriatric health care team?

A geriatric health care team is a team that comprises doctors, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, psychologists, a dentist, dietician, physical and sometimes occupational therapists, or a palliative care physician. In today’s time senior citizen home care services have all these professionals in their teams.

5. What are geriatric problems?

Geriatric problems are complex and diverse. They include physical, cognitive and emotion problems. Here are some of the commonly known geriatric problems -

  • Physical issues
    • arkinson’s Disease
    • Alzheimer’s Disease
    • Bone Health
    • Severe Pain
    • Walking or movement problems
    • Loss or decline in hearing, seeing, smelling
    • Chronic health conditions like diabetes, heart disease and/or arthritis
    • Bodily limitations that prevents them from performing daily activities
  • Cognitive issues
    • Memory loss
    • Attention deficiency
    • Confusion
    • Getting Forgetful
    • Language issues
    • Dementia
  • Emotional issues
    • Anxiety and depression
    • Withdrawal symptoms and loneliness
    • Becoming irritable, angry
    • Mood swings
    • Lack of interest in life and activities
6. What is the importance of geriatric care?

Age is a reality that catches everyone. However, today, it is possible to know how to manage the conditions that come with age and live a healthy life. Elderly care is a social and moral responsibility of the young and active. Earlier, elder care was considered the sole responsibility of family members and was provided only at home. However, things changed with decline in family size, greater life expectancy, and dispersion of families. Now elder care is often provided by geriatric care services, geriatric home care services or by personal caregivers or even NGOs.

As the elderly people start lacking in their functioning ability, their children might find it challenging to offer the right kind of help. This is where elder care is of immense benefit for the elderly requiring assistance. The older adults are often deeply afraid of losing independence. Geriatric home care services offer help by encouraging and ensuring a healthy and active life as much as possible.

Elder care becomes imperative right when the changes are noticed. Any delay in implementing the care might endanger your loved one’s well-being and safety.

7. What kind of doctor is a geriatric?

A geriatric doctor specialises in elderly care or care for those over 65 years of age. Such a doctor must have at least three years of specialist training in geriatric medicine. They take care of the complex health needs of the elderly, and their medical problems and prescribe medicine and treatment accordingly. They help manage issues like dementia and other cognitive problems, problems with mobility and frailty, incontinence, nutrition etc. The doctor also provides home care for elderly patients.

8. When should you start seeing a geriatric doctor?

Research shows, those seeing a geriatric doctor are at a lesser risk of getting hospitalised. This is because the doctors stay aware of the warning signs like frailty and appetite loss, and advise medical care and treatment beforehand. Following are the cases in which one needs a geriatric doctor -

On multiple medicine

If an elderly person is on multiple medications, and is taking five or more prescription drugs for chronic diseases, it’s good to see a geriatric doctor. In such a case a geriatric doctor can review the medicines and decide which ones are to be continued and which ones to stop.

With memory issues

An elderly having issues with memory needs to consult a geriatric doctor. Many elderly people remain undiagnosed or unaware of dementia. A geriatric doctor routinely screens for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) which is a sign of dementia. The doctor also checks for depression, which is often very subtle in the elderly.

With mobility issues

If an elderly does not feel very steady on the feet or is having problems moving, it is time to see a geriatric doctor. The doctor can weigh up his/her balance and gait. The doctor will also suggest balance-strengthening exercises and/or recommend physical therapy. This will help keep the elderly family members independent and at home.

When hospitalized

According to study findings, elderly patients receiving care from geriatric doctors during hospitalisation do better post discharge.

9. How can elderly determine what type of exercise is best for their health?

Exercise is extremely effective for mental and physical health of the elderly. It also ensures that they remain independent with age. However, being old and often frail, opting for a regime of physical activity on their own, or randomly from a friend or family member is a highly risky affair. Such attempts can lead to health hazards if not critical medical emergencies. Also, the elderly often suffer from different medical conditions which vary from one to another. Exercises that are good for one such individual might be very damaging for another. Hence, it is always better to seek advice from a geriatric doctor or a elderly care agency on the type of exercise an elderly can do. You can also take help from home care services for senior citizens to decide on the right regime.

10. What are the symptoms of depression, and do they look different in senior citizens?

Elderly people often do not have the evident signs of depression. Instead, they show symptoms like:

  • Being tired
  • Having sleeping issues
  • Being irritable
  • Appearing confused
  • Having attention problems
  • Lacking interest in daily activities
  • Slowing down more and more
  • Sudden weight change or appetite loss
  • Showing signs of hopelessness, or sense of guilt
  • Feeling suicidal
11. Why is exercise so important for senior citizens?

Irrespective of age, regular exercising is a great way to maintain good health. Most importantly, a daily routine physical activity prevents the elderly from getting the health problems that afflict with age. It is also highly recommended that they move more and sit less. This keeps the muscles strong so that they can continue with their day-to-day activities without assistance.

However, they must understand that the regime of their exercise must be based on the conditions that they have. Also that at their age they can be as active as their physical abilities and health conditions allow. You can consult senior home health care services for understanding and deciding on the right exercising regime for them.

Here are some of the benefits of exercise -

  • Improves strength and helps in staying independent
  • Improves balance, thus prevents falls
  • Gives energy
  • Prevents or delays chronic diseases
  • Enhances mood and fights off depression
  • Improves cognitive functions