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Living well requires personalized care, especially as we age. Many seniors face chronic illnesses—and managing those conditions can mean juggling care and medications from multiple specialists.
The Senior Health Outpatient Program at MetroHealth’s Old Brooklyn Health Center is an innovative practice, bringing quality senior health care in Cleveland under one roof.
We provide the following medical specialties to address the unique health needs of seniors:
The best illnesses and injuries are the ones that never happen. Wellness exams help your geriatrician focus on prevention. These visits are also a great way for us to get to know you—and your health concerns—better.
Two types of wellness visits are covered by Medicare:
At these visits, we'll talk about your medical history and review risk factors. Then, we'll develop a prevention plan to help keep you healthy. Common topics at wellness visits include cholesterol numbers, how to lower blood pressure and whether you need a bone density test.
At MetroHealth, we understand that senior wellness is often a team endeavor. Many times, it's adult children or caregivers who see the need for geriatric care. We partner with families and caregivers and work to communicate with everyone involved in a patient's care.
Caregiving can be overwhelming, but you aren't alone. MetroHealth offers a Caregivers Support Group. This free, open group meets twice a month. It's a community where caregivers can get information and peer support. Ask about upcoming meetings at your next visit.
All MetroHealth patients have access to this tool, which is safe, secure and password-protected. Patients may give caregivers proxy to their MyChart account, or they may choose to share results with the people they love. That way, families can keep track of health care, even if they can't attend appointments in person.
To schedule an appointment with the Senior Outpatient Program, call 216-957-2100. We typically see new patients within 24 to 48 hours, and offer early-morning and Saturday appointments.
MetroHealth’s one-year Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine educates internists and Family Practitioners, to lay the foundation for future practitioners to apply their skills.Learn more about training with us.