Elderly Care in Noblesville, IN: Finding the Right Practitioner

You have located the perfect elderly care provider for your aging father, and now you are wondering if there are any other decisions that need to be made regarding his physical, mental or medical well-being. If you have been very pleased thus far with the service and advice given by his primary care physician, you probably have little to worry about.

There are age-appropriate medical tests that should be done on a routine basis to screen for problems, and make sure nothing gets missed or forgotten. As a person ages, there are new and mysterious symptoms that can arise. Having a doctor you know and trust is crucial.

Elderly Care in Noblesville, INDoes your dad need specialists – perhaps a geriatrician – to meet his needs? They can often pick up on health clues that the average family doctor doesn’t deal with on a regular basis. A geriatric doctor likely follows all the latest research available regarding aging. There is a scarcity of geriatricians in the United States right now, according to the American Geriatrics Society, so don’t be surprised if it’s difficult to locate one that’s available.

Here are some strategies to locate a geriatrician if necessary:

  • Check with a local medical school. You may be able to obtain a list of new graduates of geriatrics in your area.
  • Ask at your community hospital. Many hospitals have geriatrics programs, and could probably refer you to at least one doctor specializing in geriatrics.
  • Inquire at a hospital that has connections to a medical school; usually it is a subdivision of the internal medicine department that could answer your questions about a geriatrician.
  • Talk to your dad’s primary care physician. He or she may be keeping up with research in the field of aging and knows current methods for treating the elderly. If so, your doctor can probably refer you to a geriatrician or can continue treating your father.
  • Ask your HMO. Some are now including geriatrics practices into the services they offer.
  • Your local veterans’ health administration may be able to give you a referral located in your area.

Your dad’s health is of prime importance. His quality of life depends on good health, and having the right professionals looking after him could make all the difference.

Adequate health care is an important factor in a person’s total health care strategy. When symptoms are caught in the early stages through regular check-ups and screenings, there is a greater chance of maintaining good health for a longer period of time.

The caregivers at Great Care are available to talk with you and your family about all of your senior care needs. Great Care is an elderly care agency providing quality and affordable senior care in Noblesville, IN and the surrounding areas. Call (317) 595-9933 for more information.

About Julie Sullivan

Julie Sullivan is the Owner at GreatCare of Indianapolis IN.
GreatCare is a licensed, personal services agency, providing in-home care services to the Indianapolis, Indiana and surrounding areas. We serve the personal health and daily care needs of seniors or individuals who prefer to stay at home, but require assistance with everyday activities, such as dressing, personal hygiene, meal preparation, laundry or errands. Our team of certified nurse aids and home health aids can provide you with personalized, in-home care services to meet your needs, including:
Daytime hourly in-home care
Temporary or post-hospital respite care
24-hour, around-the-clock home care
Morning and evening care
Overnight / Slumber care
In addition, we offer our Care Compass service, to assist in setting the course for the next stage in your loved ones life. We guide you through the currents of aging, and help you find your true north. Our licensed nurses, with experience in hospice and geriatric care, will help guide you through the complex and often sensitive journey of selecting an in-home care service, and will provide a smooth transition to a new way of life for your loved one, without the anxiety and fear.

Our current nursing and management team has more than 75 years of combined experience in the home healthcare services industry. All of our caregivers are bonded, insured and screened thoroughly, so you know you’ll be receiving the greatest care possible. That’s why we stand by our mission: to deliver the same, quality care we expect for ourselves and our loved ones.