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Geriatrics

Older adults have special healthcare needs because of advancing age. Geriatricians are doctors who specialize in caring for the unique medical needs and preferences of older adults. Physician assistants and nurses can also specialize in geriatric care.

We take a team approach to caring for our senior patients. In addition to your family, your care team may include:

Working together, the team addresses medical, social, emotional and other needs and develops a care plan based on your values and preferences.

Resources for Seniors

North Kansas City Hospital offers a number of community health and wellness programs for seniors. If you're at least 60 years old and live in Clay or Platte county, you may be eligible for a discount on NKCH classes. View classes online or call the Community Health & Wellness department at 816-691-5020 for more information.

Learn more about:

Age-related hearing loss

Alzheimer's disease

Dementia and driving

Healthy Aging

Sexual changes with aging

Sleep pattern changes

Find a Geriatrician

Our Find a Doctor feature makes it easy to find a primary care provider. You can also call our Physician Referral Line at 816-221-HEAL (4325).