At AdventHealth, it’s our privilege to serve older adults and their caretakers with respect, compassion, and nationally recognized expertise. From our network of internal medicine and specialist providers to our emergency care and hospital services, our team members apply best medical practices in caring for older adults.
Our internal medicine providers partner with you to assess your ongoing health needs and connect you to resources that support your health goals including referrals to our specialists, prescription management and other services such as rehabilitation, home health care, imaging, health and nutrition education, support groups, and more. Let our compassionate network of care help you and your loved ones navigate this chapter in life with confidence. It’s our privilege to care for you.
What is Age-Friendly Health Care?
AdventHealth Hendersonville is designated an Age-Friendly Health Systems Initiative Participant by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). As an older adult, you can count on your AdventHealth internal medicine provider to focus on the four essentials of care as identified by the Age-Friendly Health Systems Initiative. Your physician will learn about your goals and preferences within the framework below at your annual wellness visit each year, and your care team will work with you based on what matters to you.
- What Matters
When you attend your annual wellness visit each year, your internal medicine provider will ask you a question:
What matters most to you?
Whether it’s spending time with family, volunteering at your favorite non-profit, enjoying time in nature, or caring for four-legged friends, our providers work with you to design an individual health care plan unique to your specific goals and preferences so you can live the life that keeps you feeling whole.
Your internal medicine provider will work with you to make sure that when necessary, medications are selected that do not interfere with the things that matter most to you, your mentation (ability to think clearly), or your mobility.
As you age, you may experience changes in the way you think and feel. Your internal medicine provider will work with you and your caregiver to identify, treat, and manage dementia, depression, and delirium across all settings of care including AdventHealth specialists and hospital services.
As an older adult you may begin experiencing changes in your ability to move. Your internal medicine provider will work with you to ensure you have the tools needed to move about safely and continue doing the things that matter most to you.