Geriatrics is a medical specialty that focuses on the treatment and care of elderly people.  Geriatric care is in high demand these days as people are living longer than in the past and there is a much larger older population.  The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that there will be almost 73 million people over age 65 in the U.S. by the year 2030.

What is Geriatric Care?

Geriatric care is dedicated to promote good health, improve overall quality of life, reduce the need for hospitalization, and enable independent living for as long as possible with the elderly.  Geriatric care has four main goals to prevent, eliminate, or alleviate conditions and ailments that affect:

  • Immobility
  • Instability
  • Incontinence
  • Impaired intellect or memory

These are considered the most important conditions for the well-being of the elderly, which greatly influence both the physical and mental health of the individual.

Geriatric Care in Costa Rica?

Many North Americans have chosen Costa Rica as a place to retire because of the lower cost of living and the high standard in health care at an affordable cost.  The country has much to offer, including high-caliber health care, first class hospitals, medical and dental clinics, political and economic stability, and warm, friendly hospitality.  Costa Rican doctors, many of whom are fully bilingual in English-Spanish, are highly regarded both nationally and internationally, providing excellence and professionalism in numerous specialties.

Costa Rica is a top world destination for medical tourism.  For many people in the USA and Canada, geriatric care is too expensive and is often not covered by insurance.  Affordable geriatric care in Costa Rica is available at a much lower cost, yet with the same high level of service and quality that you’d expect in North America.

Geriatric in Costa Rica?

If you are interested in geriatrics in Costa Rica, please fill out the “Help Me Find a Doctor” form. A participating medical specialist will contact you about your medical needs.