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Multiple Chronic Illnesses Treatment Information
IU Health Geriatrics physicians are experts in managing care for multiple chronic illnesses through the following services:
- Medicine assessment. Chronic illnesses require you to take many medicines. Medicines affect you differently as you age, usually having stronger effects and more side effects than when you were younger. Because of this, medicines pose a higher risk to the health of seniors. Our Geriatrics experts assess your medicines to ensure they do not interact or affect your health negatively. We recommend medicine changes to your primary care physician, who continues to manage your care.
- Medicine management. As your medicines change, we continue to monitor your health for changes or side effects. We remain in contact with your primary care physician and stay up to date on your health as your needs change. If you experience any medicine problems, you should let us know right away so we can prescribe new medicine or change the dosage to eliminate these negative effects.
- Coordinated care. Since your primary care physician continues to manage your illnesses, we coordinate your care with him or her, informing him or her of medicine problems, memory loss or mood issues we discover while caring for you. We also provide expert recommendations on improving these issues. Coordinated care models allow you to receive better healthcare focused on your specific needs. These models focus on preventing future problems and maintaining your health to avoid complications.
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Multiple Chronic Illnesses Support Services
Many seniors have multiple ongoing health problems. Learn more about how to treat these problems and how they interact at the following website.
A Sampling of Multiple Chronic Illnesses Support Services
This website hosts information, tools and tips on managing multiple chronic illnesses in old age.