Geriatrics Specialist

Joseph J Botta, MD & Associates, LLC

Adult Primary Care located in Putnam, CT

If you’re 65 or older, geriatrics can help you age more gracefully and reduce the risk of potentially serious conditions. At Joseph J Botta, MD & Associates, LLC, board-certified geriatrician Joseph Botta, MD, and the team provide a full suite of geriatrics services, including treatment of dementia, medication management, and nursing home care. To make an appointment at the practice in Putnam, Connecticut, call the office today. 

Geriatrics Q&A

What is geriatrics?

Geriatrics diagnoses and treats acute and chronic conditions in people 65 and older. Specifically, it provides complete care for senior citizens, including annual exams, preventive screenings, and medication management.

There’s no way to slow the natural aging process, but by investing in geriatrics, you can reduce the risk of age-related health problems and improve your quality of life. 

What services does geriatrics provide?

At Joseph J Botta, MD & Associates, the team provides various geriatric services, including:

Treatment of memory loss and dementia

Many people 65 and older develop dementia, a group of symptoms characterized by memory loss, confusion, and irritability. There are several types of dementia, but Alzheimer’s disease is the most common.

There’s no cure for dementia, but with early intervention and treatment, it’s possible to slow your loved one’s decline, reduce uncomfortable symptoms, and prepare for the future with a social, legal, and financial plan.

Medication management

Many seniors take multiple prescription drugs. In certain situations, these medications negatively interact with one another. Medication management can reduce the risk of complications, ensuring your loved one receives the medicine they need.

Chronic disease management

Chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure increase the risk of other issues, like heart disease and nerve damage. Chronic disease management educates you on how to live a healthy lifestyle, even if you have an incurable illness.

Nursing home care

The team at Joseph J Botta, MD & Associates, LLC, understands that some seniors require round-the-clock care. As a result, they offer home visits as well as care at local nursing homes. 

Treatment of functional decline

Many people aged 65 and older experience some type of functional decline, like weakness, fatigue, or loss of balance. The team can recommend at-home strengthening exercises to build muscles and reduce the risk of a fall. We also work with all the local outpatient and homecare physical therapy practices.

When should I schedule a geriatrics appointment?

If you’re 65 or older and it's been more than a year since you last visited the doctor, don’t wait to schedule a geriatrics appointment. Following an in-office exam, the team can make recommendations to improve your health and quality of life.

To learn more about geriatrics, make an appointment at Joseph J Botta, MD & Associates, LLC, by calling the office today.