Geriatrics

Find older adult health services from expert providers at Essentia Health. We're here to help you or a loved one stay healthy and active, and improve your quality of life.

When to See a Geriatrics Provider

Partner with our compassionate geriatrics team for expert care at an Essentia primary care office, hospital, senior care facility, or living community. Seek care from a geriatrics provider if you or a loved one is over 60 years old and have:

  • Complex health conditions
  • Long-term health conditions and take many medications
  • Many health conditions causing impairment, disability, or social and mental concerns

Complete Care for Older Adults

Take advantage of the collaborative older adult care and coordinated services available across Essentia. You’ll find primary care and specialized health care for common senior health conditions—or geriatric syndromes—to meet your personal needs, including:

Memory Care Assessments

Work with a qualified team of doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, and pharmacists for memory care and Alzheimer’s disease assessments. Your evaluation may include:

  • Health history
  • Physical exam
  • Memory and cognitive tests

Your care team will develop an individualized care plan so you get the best possible care. You’ll need a referral for assessments in Detroit Lakes and Duluth, Minnesota.

Care After A Hospital Stay

When you stay at an Essentia hospital, count on a case manager or social workers to help with discharge planning. This plan helps you get the care and services you need after you leave the hospital.

Senior Care & Living

If you’re recovering from an illness or injury, or need help to live safely, rely on Essentia for:

Care Where You Live

Some Essentia geriatrics teams provide mobile medicine, or care at your Essentia center or living community. Your facility can schedule an evaluation for diagnosis, medication review, and treatment for your health condition.

Ask for a Referral

You’ll need a referral from your primary care provider or a specialist for this service.