Older persons should have access to health care to help them to maintain or regaining the optimum level of physical, mental and emotional well being and to prevent or delay the onset of illness.United Nations – Programme on Ageing
The Discipline of Medical Gerontology, together with St. James’s Hospital and The Adelaide and Meath Hospital believe that good health is a pre requisite to anyone expecting to live an active and fulfilling life. For many of us however, the process of ageing can mean the development of negative and even acute health issues and vulnerabilities may exist, in particular around:
- Bone health
- Cognitive function
The dedicated and talented teams of health professionals and their multi disciplinary approach ensures that all patients benefit from the best care and consideration possible.
The In Patient, Day Care Facilities and Palliative Care hospital programmes also assist increasing numbers of people with chronic and debilitating illnesses and try to ensure patients enjoy as high a quality of life and minimal suffering as possible. This is often enhanced through projects centred around creative living which includes art, music and other non medical interventions.