Older Adult Care – Geriatrics
We’re living longer these days and Grinnell Regional Medical Center offers services for the full life spectrum, from birth to the end of life. As we age, we also develop new health challenges.At GRMC we believe knowledge is half your health and encourage area residents to turn to our facilities for education on how to maintain health as they mature as well as to our services for individuals as they age.
Home Health Care
Aging may reduce mobility and GRMC home care services can help bridge the services needed to stay in your home. We offer a full spectrum of nursing as well as housekeeping, medication management, therapies and Lifeline to allow you to remain living in your own home.
Commonly called SHIIP, this free counseling service helps seniors understand Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance questions. The volunteers also help you use the Medicare internet site to determine the best drug plan. To schedule a session with a SHIIP volunteer, call 641-236-2588 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Education Program
This educational program is designed for adults 55 and older. Topics focus on health, arts, cultural events, and community resources and are presented each Monday at 10 a.m. in the Drake Community Library in the Caulkins Room. This a free program held each Monday from April to November. The program is offered monthly from December to March. Transportation is available within Grinnell by calling 641-236-2593. Click for the current topic schedule.
Maintaining mobility and quality of life as you age can be enhanced with services in the GRMC Wellness Department. Our wellness memberships can be tailored to meet the needs of our members over 55. Our facility is staffed by certified exercise specialists who can answer your questions any time. In addition we offer personal orientation to the center, fitness studio, and equipment usage, personal training sessions, wellness coaching, arthritis aquatic program, aerobics aquatics program, a whirlpool spa to warm and relax muscles, senior-focused exercise classes like gentle yoga and gentle aerobics, and plus much more.
Call the GRMC Wellness Department at 641-236-2999 or email the wellness staff at email@example.com.
Medication Reconciliation is a service provided to inpatients at GRMC. Upon discharge, patients receive a list of all their medications and over-the-counter supplements and medications recorded. This information is also stored electronically at GRMC with the medical record.
Taking this list to all healthcare appointments can help bridge communication between providers. It is really important that healthcare providers know what patients are taking, how much they take, and how often they take it. This includes vitamins, supplements, and all non-prescription medications.
To keep the information easily accessible GRMC provides a Red Card holder for your list and insurance card. It is invaluable in an emergency healthcare situation to allow healthcare providers to know all your medications right away.