The profile of aging in the United States has changed dramatically over the last century. Definitions of health and wellbeing in late life have changed with increase in life expectancy. Heart disease, cancer, and stroke have become the leading concern among older adults.
Decline in function and loss of independence are not an inevitable consequence of aging. Given the high prevalence and impact of chronic health problems among older patients, Enliven Medical Clinic utilizes evidence-based interventions to address these problems to maximize both the quantity and quality of life for older adults.
Focus on immediate needs to maintain or restore current health status; may be the sole focus for patients at the end of life.
- Symptom management
- Care coordination
- Personal safety
- Evaluate the living situation
Address needs over the subsequent one to five years.
- Preventive care
- Disease management
- Psychological issues
- Coping strategie
For older adults who are currently healthy and high-functioning.
- Plans to be implemented to maintain the highest quality lifestyle
We consider each individual patient’s health status, preferences, and priorities in management of the issues discussed above.