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888-895-PACE (7223)*

*not for medical emergencies or to discuss participant details
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Recognizing the Vital Role of Doctors in Aging Services

Empowering Older Adults to Choose the Right Healthcare Partners

On National Doctor Day, McGregor PACE celebrates doctors by highlighting their dedication to improving the health and well-being of our community’s older adults. It is so important for our seniors to be supported by an interdisciplinary team of medical professionals as they age, and this is a key component of the services we provide at McGregor PACE. If you or your loved one is searching for a doctor, we have some recommendations as to the qualities to look for in a medical professional:

Geriatric Expertise: Seek doctors with specialized knowledge in geriatric medicine to address the unique healthcare needs of older adults.

Communication Skills: A doctor who listens, communicates clearly, and involves seniors in their healthcare decisions fosters a collaborative and patient-centered approach.

Comprehensive Approach: Look for doctors who understand the complex interplay of physical, mental, and social factors affecting seniors, promoting holistic and individualized care.

Accessibility: Accessibility and availability are crucial. A responsive and approachable doctor enhances the continuity of care and addresses health concerns promptly.

Empathy and Compassion: Aging can bring about various challenges, and a doctor who demonstrates empathy and compassion contributes significantly to the overall well-being of older adults.

Coordination With Care Team: A doctor who collaborates effectively with other healthcare professionals, caregivers, and senior care organizations ensures seamless and integrated services for seniors.

Preventive Care Focus: Prioritize doctors who emphasize preventive care, focusing on maintaining and improving seniors’ health to prevent potential complications.

Through acknowledging National Doctor Day, we hope to empower seniors to make informed choices about their healthcare providers, fostering a supportive and enriching environment for successful aging.

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