Senior Health Associates
Geriatric Medical Care for South Carolina’s Seniors
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Senior Health Associates is South Carolina’s leading provider of home based geriatric primary care. We take an active approach to our patients’ health looking for ways to prevent illness and keep our patients functioning at the highest possible level.
Our providers are board certified in Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Care.
Seniors have unique characteristics that differentiate them from younger populations. The majority of health care practitioners caring for older patients have not been adequately trained. As a result, many practitioners treat an 85 year old patient in the same manner as a 50 year old patient – despite the remarkable differences between these patient populations.
Too often, illnesses in older adults are misdiagnosed, overlooked or dismissed as the normal process of aging simply because many health care professionals are not trained to recognize how diseases and drugs affect older patients differently than younger patients.
Senior Health Associates is collaborative group practice which was opened in the Midlands in 1999 by Dr. Keith Guest following completion of his Geriatric Fellowship at Palmetto Richland. Since that time we have provided in home care to over 5000 patients, in over 50 facilities. We are the largest provider of home based geriatric care in South Carolina. Our providers are board certified in Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Care.
Our practice often encounters common geriatric conditions that can prove quite challenging to individuals without geriatric training. It is not unusual for our patients to present with unexplained complaints of fatigue, weakness, confusion, or delirium.
Many times this is due to polypharmacy (multiple drug usage). Patients are very often taking one medicine to treat the side effects of another medicine. This approach will only work for so long before larger problems begin.