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Senior Care

Senior care is the branch of health care dealing with the problems of aging and diseases of the aged. It is related to the science of gerontology, which is the study of the aging process in all its aspects, social as well as biological. Senior care is important in modern medicine and as a society we continue to raise the standards of living, lengthen life expectancy and increase the proportion of aged persons in society.

An important part of senior care is helping older persons live happy and satisfying lives. Our medical team encourage our patients to follow useful and interesting pursuits and to adopt a sound mental attitude towards aging itself. The prevention of disease is also important in seniors, and stress is placed on suitable exercise, nutrition, and on maintenance of proper body weight. Regular and thorough medical examinations are another essential factor in control of illness.

In seniors care, there is also concern for the older person’s psychological welfare, such as social contacts, economic security, interest in living, work opportunities after retirement, and continuing sense of belonging to society. At Proserpine Medical Centre we recognise that health of mind is essential to the health of the body.

How can we help you?

At Proserpine Medical Centre our friendly medical staff are here to help. Whether it is with one of our friendly nurses with wound care, or spending time with Dr. Joice either at the surgery, at your nursing home or at a home visit. Our heart is with the community and if it wasn’t for our seniors out there over 30 years ago coming to see us, we wouldn’t be here today!

At 75 years of age our qualified nurses will perform an aged care assessment.