The Aging Body: Common Chronic Conditions To Watch Out For

Older adults are more likely to develop chronic conditions as they age. Some of the most common chronic conditions that affect older adults include:

  1. Arthritis: This condition causes joint pain, stiffness, and swelling.
  2. High Blood Pressure: This condition occurs when the force of blood against the walls of the arteries is consistently too high.
  3. Diabetes: This condition occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin or cannot use insulin effectively, leading to high blood sugar levels.
  4. Heart Disease: This condition includes a range of conditions that affect the heart, such as coronary artery disease and heart failure.
  5. Respiratory Diseases: These include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, which can make it difficult to breathe.
  6. Osteoporosis: This condition causes bones to become weak and brittle, increasing the risk of fractures.
  7. Dementia: This condition causes a decline in cognitive function, including memory loss and difficulty with communication.
  8. Cancer: Older adults are at higher risk for developing cancer than younger people.
  9. Vision and Hearing Loss: These conditions can impact daily life and increase the risk of falls and accidents.

Common Chronic Conditions

At St. Paul’s PACE, our doctors specialize in geriatric care and have the expertise to provide compassionate and comprehensive healthcare to older adults. Our doctors understand the unique healthcare needs and challenges faced by seniors and work closely with them and their families to develop personalized care plans. By focusing on the specific needs of our elderly patients, our doctors ensure that they receive the best possible care to help them maintain their health, independence, and overall well-being.

If you or a loved one are struggling with chronic conditions, St. Paul’s PACE can provide comprehensive care and support to help manage these health challenges. Our team of medical professionals, therapists, and social workers work together to create personalized care plans that address each patient’s unique needs.

Through our program, patients have access to a wide range of services, including medical care, rehabilitation, mental health counseling, social activities, transportation, and more. We aim to provide a holistic approach to care that supports each patient’s physical, emotional, and social well-being.

Don’t let chronic conditions control your life. Please contact us at 1-833-PACENOW to learn more about our program and how we can help you or your loved one manage these health challenges and improve overall quality of life.

Last updated on May 29th, 2024 at 1:11 am - St. Paul’s PACE website H5629 2102 - Approved on 3/23/2021

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