Older adults have unique health care needs, including chronic conditions, mobility issues and cognitive decline. MaineHealth offers comprehensive gerontology services that can help older adults maintain their health and quality of life—including primary care, specialty care, assisted living and home health care. Whether you are an older adult looking for information on how to access health care services, or a caregiver seeking resources to support an aging loved one, MaineHealth is here to help. View our directory of geriatric medicine providers.
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What is geriatric medicine?
Geriatric medicine focuses on preventive care for older adults. MaineHealth geriatric medicine care providers have specialized training in caring for the unique needs of aging adults. The goal is to help older people manage their health and maintain their independence for as long as possible.
What is a geriatric assessment?
A geriatric assessment includes a comprehensive review of your physical health; cognitive and functional capabilities; lifestyle; medications: residential environment; and family/community supports. Your doctor will recommend a wellness plan that can help you avoid future illnesses and injuries as much as possible. They may also recommend specialty care or community services if needed.
What is a Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV)?
The Medicare annual wellness visit is a free benefit that will help you make a plan with your health care team for how to stay healthy. During this annual visit, you will talk with your health care provider about your medical history, risk for certain diseases, the current state of your health, and create a personalized prevention plan. Learn more about the Medicare AWV.
Discover MaineHealth Care at Home
Our home health care services meet the diverse needs of people of all ages. Services are available seven days per week, with 24-hour on-call nursing service.
Learn more about the importance of advance care planning and how to complete an advance care directive. MaineHealth is here to help if you need assistance.
Many older adults experience a fear of falling. A Matter of Balance is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults.