Helped by medical advances and greater awareness about health, the average lifespan is longer than ever, and people are remaining healthy and active well into old age. People entering retirement can look forward to many years of healthy, active living.
However, older adults still face many potential health issues. They may be affected by chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes, which puts them at greater risk of stroke and heart disease. They also are susceptible to age-associated conditions including osteoporosis and dementia that are correlated with age. Older adults will have an increasing need for specialized expertise to help manage their complex health care issues.
Bumrungrad International Hospital aims to provide holistic care for older adults, from primary health and preventive care to consultation for medical issues affecting older adults, such as continence, mobility or memory concerns. Patients are served by a multidisciplinary team headed by experienced physicians and supported by a clinical nurse specialist, clinical pharmacist, nutritionist and physical therapist. The Bumrungrad specialists work together to ensure complex health issues are managed in a coordinated fashion.