At Banner Baywood Medical Center, we believe geriatric medicine is about much more than just diagnosing and treating diseases and age-related health conditions among the elderly. It is about empowering older individuals to continue living life to its fullest by addressing the needs of the whole person – mind, body and spirit.
Trusting relationships between patients, their families and their care teams are the cornerstone of geriatric medicine. Taking a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to caring for older adults has earned Banner Baywood distinction as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for geriatric care by U.S. News & World Report.
With more than half of all Banner Baywood patients age 65 and above, we cater to the chronic and often complex health needs of seniors by offering an array of specialized services, including Intensive Care, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, Diabetes, Heart Care, Stroke Care, a Memory Clinic and more.
Our physicians, nurses, therapists, case managers and other providers work in unison to deliver highly coordinated, compassionate care that balances the older adult patient’s quality of life with the potential risks and anticipated outcomes of proposed tests and treatments.
To further complement this patient-centered care philosophy, clinical navigation is provided to help ensure high-risk elderly patients schedule and receive proper follow-up care and other support services like home care, palliative care and end-of-life care.