Compassionate listening, medication management and utilizing functional as well as dietary and social data begins a solid patient assessment in geriatric medicine. The visit is "never ending" as these variables are frequently assessed and address to ensure the best all around care of our seniors.
Caring for seniors involves a multidisciplinary approach which greatly involves family members, caregivers and a well-trained geriatric medical staff. Also, a network of clinical providers in the community as well as nursing staff within the community. Medication management is of upmost importance while caring for seniors. Also, compassionate listening will be the key in not only diagnosing but also helping the patient as much as possible with both medical and social concerns as this is very important in the geriatric setting.