Baptist Health’s AgeWell program helps older adults maintain their independence and quality of life. We provide comprehensive care for older adults, many with complex health issues.
A Team Approach to Overall Care
At the AgeWell Center for Senior Health, we look at all of the physical, emotional, social and environmental factors that can affect an older person’s quality of life. We address these issues with a personalized and coordinated care plan. AgeWell is the only program of its kind in Northeast Florida where seniors and their family members can find a wide range of health solutions all under one roof.
Our team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, nurses, medical assistants,, rehab therapists and pharmacists, to help older adults and remain as independent as possible.
Common Conditions and Treatment Options
Too often, symptoms of treatable conditions are dismissed as a normal part of aging. AgeWell looks at underlying causes of common conditions and finds treatments to help older adults improve their overall health and wellbeing.
Occasional forgetfulness can happen to anyone, but when memory loss affects everyday functions, it may be time to determine the causes. For some, adjustments to medication, better nutrition and more sleep can improve memory. Others may benefit from a cognitive assessment and brain healthy lifestyle changes. AgeWell’s speech and occupational therapists provide cognitive evaluation and therapy services.
Although about half of older adults experience incontinence, bladder problems are not a natural consequence of aging. Women are most likely to develop incontinence, but men, especially those who have had prostate surgery, can experience incontinence as well. Often, this problem goes untreated because fewer than half of those with bladder issues ever discuss the condition with a health care provider. AgeWell professionals help seniors to find the best solution, which could include pelvic muscle exercises, behavioral therapy, biofeedback or medication.
Balance and Mobility
Recovering after a fall or surgery can make balance and mobility a challenge. Our physical therapist can help older adults regain strength and balance to improve mobility and independence.
Depression and Anxiety
Mental health is essential to overall health and the well-being of older adults. Many conditions are treatable with medication and counseling. AgeWell geriatricians and behavioral health team work together to address the myriad of issues that can be causing depression or anxiety. The most common mental health issues addressed at AgeWell include:
- Late life depression
The average AgeWell patient takes 15 different medications. Often, AgeWell’s clinical pharmacist finds conflicting medications or duplicates and can trim down the medication list..
Request a New Patient Assessment
Our online request form takes approximately 5 minutes to complete and all data is encrypted to protect your privacy. You will receive a reply the following business day to coordinate a date and time. If you would like to speak with someone during normal business hours, please call the AgeWell Center at 904.202.4243.