Geriatric Care

Geriatric Care

Geriatric Care services offered in Edgewater, NJ

As the global population continues to age, geriatric care is becoming increasingly important to help meet the unique health needs of older adults. Providing individualized geriatric care is a top priority for Chika Kuwama, MD, and the team at Hibari Family Medical in Edgewater, New Jersey. With a team of multilingual geriatric specialists, the clinic delivers expert care with Japanese hospitality for the diverse community it serves. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Geriatric Care Q & A

What is geriatric care?

Geriatric care is an area of medicine that focuses on managing seniors' health. It centers around preventing and managing health concerns that primarily affect older adults. People over age 65 experience health problems that younger people typically don’t. Proper care is essential to ensure you remain healthy and active as you age.

Hibari Family Medical provides comprehensive care for aging adults. Along with daily health management, the team offers consultations for chronic diseases, cognitive concerns, and medication management.

How is geriatric care different from internal medicine?

Internal medicine provides general care for adults, while geriatric care is geared toward older patients. 

With multiple specialties under one roof, Hibari Family Medical can care for all ages, including infants, children, adults, and seniors. The team has specialized training to address the unique concerns facing seniors. They work alongside nurses, social workers, and physical therapists to provide holistic care for aging adults.

What health concerns can geriatric care address?

Geriatric care can help manage many conditions and age-related health concerns, including:

  • Heart diseases
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Mobility issues
  • Memory problems
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Falls and injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Hearing and vision loss
  • Social isolation
  • Cognitive problems
  • Cancer

At Hibari Family Medical, the team works closely with patients to develop personalized care plans that address their needs. The team prioritizes preventive care and early intervention to ensure you maintain your health and independence as you age.

What are the benefits of geriatric care?

Geriatric care offers many advantages for aging adults and their families, including:


Chronic disease management

Geriatric care focuses on managing the complex health issues that often accompany aging to reduce your risk of disease, illness, and injury.


Personalized care and support

The team tailors geriatric care to the needs of each patient, considering factors such as age, medical history, and lifestyle.


Improved quality of life

By addressing health concerns and improving overall wellness, geriatric care can help seniors maintain their independence, stay active, and enjoy a higher quality of life.


Medication management

The team can help manage medications to ensure you’re taking the appropriate dosages and that your medications aren’t causing adverse effects.


Care coordination

The team works closely with other healthcare professionals to coordinate care, ensuring that you receive the appropriate care at every stage.

To schedule a geriatric care visit with an experienced provider, call Hibari Family Medical today or schedule an appointment online.