Services with focus on Geriatrics
Geriatrics (geriatric medicine) treats people of older age with multiple disorders and an increased risk of - or actual - loss of everyday skills and independence. The typical age elevated vulnerability (fragility) hereby takes precedence over the purely chronological age (birth year) - not every 85-year-old is a geriatric patient. We offer complete diagnostics as part of the geriatric assessments for the early detection of common problem areas: intake of many drugs (polypharmacy), gait disorder with falls, cognitive and emotional disorders (dementia, depression), urinary incontinence, malnutrition and chronic pain syndromes. If required, we also provide diagnostic home visits. Together with professionals like medical assistant, outpatient nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and social service workers as well as medical supply stores, pharmacies and other professionals (e.g. for wound management) we create adequate therapeutic measures. We place particular emphasis on diabetes in old age, diagnosis and treatment of dementia and medical care for people in nursing homes.
Services with focus on Palliative Medicine
In 1967 in London, Cecily Saunders, nurse, social worker and a doctor opened the first hospice with the aim to offer a "comprehensive and active treatment of patients whose disease is no longer accessible via curative (healing) therapy, and for whom the treatment goal should be the best possible quality of life for themselves and their families” (WHO). For seriously and terminally ill people we endeavor to provide effective control of symptoms, e.g. pain, nausea, shortness of breath, confusion, anxiety or open wounds. The so-called specialized outpatient palliative care (SOPC) takes place after registration with the health insurance in cooperation with specialist palliative care nurses and other palliative physicians of palliative care teams in the district of Böblingen, INSEL e.V., Leonberg (www.insel-leonberg.de).
Dr. Schebek, Dr. Gerstl,
Dr. Thunert, Dr. Rupprecht,
Böblinger Straße 34
Telefon: 07031 / 74 78 0