The Geriatric Medicine department at Chinmaya Mission Hospital caters to the unique needs of senior citizens. Just as Paediatricians are trained to understand and provide appropriate care to children, Geriatricians undergo advanced training in the care of the elderly. Geriatricians work in various settings which includes outpatient and inpatient care, rehabilitation / transitional care, assisted living / senior living, nursing homes where patients are completely dependent on others, home care and palliative care. At present, we offer outpatient consultation and co-management / consultation for patients admitted to other specialities.
Geriatricians primarily focus on five main areas, known as the Geriatric 5Ms. This is: