Sanctuary Health Practices

Age Medicine

Thinking of patients quality of life first, nutrition, appropriate screening, mental health services, travel recommendations, coordination of home health care and nursing home care, and treatment for arthritis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Age Medicine doesn’t have a set starting age, but some patients may need specialized Age Medicine services starting sometime in the 65-85 age range. Your medical needs can increase as you age, so it’s wise to get established with an experienced geriatric care provider like Dr. Littlejohn now.

If you’re an older adult and you’re starting to have health problems or concerns related to aging, you can benefit from personalized geriatric care from the providers at Sanctuary Health Practices.

Age Medicine care includes all your primary medical care as you age. Your care can include:

  • Physical exams
  • Diagnosis of conditions like incontinence and dementia
  • Chronic disease management for arthritis, dementia, hypertension, and more
  • Medication management
  • Urgent care for acute illness and injury
  • Vaccinations such as flu, pneumonia, and shingles
  • Nutritional guidance, including access to high-quality dietary supplements

The providers at Sanctuary Health Practices can also coordinate care with other providers and facilities. For example, if you have a chronic condition and need home health care, your provider can help arrange the care you need.

If you or your loved one is moving to a nursing home, Dr. Littlejohn can coordinate care to allow for a smooth transition. With all geriatric care, Dr. Littlejohn emphasizes your quality of life, so he recommends the care you need at the time when it’s best for you.

Medication management is particularly important for older patients. Many older adults take a number of different medications, and it can become quite challenging to keep up with all the pills if you’re seeing multiple doctors.

The providers at Sanctuary Health Practices streamline your care so you see him for all your medical needs rather than visiting a different doctor every week or two. He prescribes any medicine you need and keeps track of your current medications. That means you don’t need to worry about negative reactions or problems caused by medication interactions.

If you need specialist care, your provider at Sanctuary Health Practices can work closely with that doctor to make sure you get everything you need. Your medication management needs are always well in hand with help from your provider.

For elder care from a patient-focused doctor who really focuses on what you need, call the office of Ben Littlejohn III, MD, or book an appointment online.

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