Senior Healthcare at Alliance Community Healthcare is designed for adults as they transition from middle-age on through later life. It includes: caring for physical, mental, and social changes in people as they age. Alliance is uniquely positioned to care for your health as you age, we have been the healthcare home for families in Hudson County for over 56 years, with Internist trained as Adult Care Providers (Geriatricians). Our Team of Board-Certified Healthcare Professionals are knowledgeable and skilled to address the changes to your body and mind as you age. We are aging in a world that has made many advances in healthcare resulting in better health outcomes and longer more active lives. At Alliance our team has the latest technology, and advance digital tools, to bring you open access, informed care, all with the caring and supportive human touch, we are there when you need us.
What to expect when you see one of our Internal Medicine Providers with a focus on caring for the health and wellbeing of Older Adults. Our Geriatrician trained Providers specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and disability in older adults. Geriatric physicians/providers are Primary Care doctors and mid-level, Advance Practice Nurses (APN) who are specially trained in the aging process.
Providers who focus on our health as we age, provide comprehensive medical care for people later in life. They are board certified, usually in either family medicine or internal medicine, and have received additional training and certification in geriatric medicine.
Our Providers are concerned with health problems that frequently affect older adults, such as pain, falls, memory loss, incontinence (involuntary loss of urine), and medication side effects. Another important aspect of geriatric medicine is evaluating an elderly patient’s ability to care for him- or herself (e.g., prepare and eat meals, bathe, dress).
Medical conditions that geriatricians may treat include the following:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Cancer (e.g., ovarian cancer, prostate cancer)
- Heart disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Sleep disorders
At Alliance our motto is we are your Ally in Life and we take that pledge very seriously. Our providers work with a Care Team to partner with you to be in your best health now and for your life. Your Doctor/ Provider and Family Care givers work as a health care team to address issues that affect the elderly. Medical professionals who work with geriatricians include nurses, social workers, nutritionists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and geriatric psychiatrists. Alliance’s Senior health care team focuses on many aspects of the patient’s life, including his or her social support (e.g., spouse, children, other relatives), living conditions and home life, and community. For the times when you need to be cared for at Home, Alliance offers Tele-Health and Home visits by our Community Support Services Team and your Doctor as needed.