Senior Care Specialist

For older patients in need of complex treatment and care, Casa de Salud offers senior care and evaluation. At the practice, Dr. Akhavan can work with patients to ensure that the later years of their life are healthy and happy. Los Angeles area patients can visit two locations on South Vermont Avenue and East Washington Boulevard.

Senior Care Q&A

What is Senior Care?

Older adults, or seniors, will require special health care exams and treatment. Frequently their medical care is more complex. More than 50% of adults ages 65 and older are dealing with three or more medical conditions including cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, or Alzheimer’s disease. Caring for seniors, or what is known as geriatric medicine, is an important specialty which requires extensive knowledge and skill. For instance, when prescribing medications for an individual with several health condition the doctor must take into account how a medication for one condition will interact with the other conditions and with other drugs. A drug which treats one health issue very well can cause complications to another. 

Who Provides Geriatric Care?

A geriatrician is a physician who is uniquely trained to assess and manage the individual healthcare requirements of older patients, also referred to as the elderly. Geriatricians are usually board-certified internists or family medicine practitioners who have specialized training in geriatrics. As a result of their distinctive training, geriatricians characteristically provide treatment for older patients who have been diagnosed with the most complicated medical and social problems including:

  • Heart disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Sleep disorders
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Cancer
  • Stroke

Due to enhancements in medical care, nutrition, and advancements in technology, the amount of people in America who are older than 65 is larger than ever before and continues to go up.

Do I Need a Geriatrician?

Consult a senior, or geriatric, care provider when:

  • An older individual’s state of being has become significantly impaired and weakened. These patients are usually over the age of 75 and have multiple diseases and disabilities including cognitive and memory issues.
  • Family members and friends have faced substantial strain as caregivers.
  • Family members and patients have difficulty executing complex treatments and/or are dealing with numerous healthcare providers for their various health troubles.

Insurance Accepted

Here is a short list of the insurance providers we accept. Please call the office with any questions. 

Aetna
All Care
Ameriben
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Beech Street
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield
Blue Shield of California
Capital Blue Cross
Care1st
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareMore
Central Health Plan of California
CHAMPVA
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  • Yelp

    "I've had Dr. Akhavan as my physician for over 10 years. He has always taken care of me to his best ability."

    Ursula H.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Akhavan was exceptional with my mothers care for years. He is very very patient and personable with his patients."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Akhavan's clinic in Vermont St. is always full and busy because of him... PT are willing to wait to been seen because of his tender love and care..."

    Vicky Casas
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