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Geriatric Speciality

Geriatrics is the Medical Specialty dedicated exclusively to provide high quality patient - centered care for older adults. Older adults have a unique set of issues and concerns which geriatric physicians are trained to focus upon.

Geriatric Speciality

Empathetic Geriatric Speciality Care

Why Chettinad for Geriatrics Care?

Why Chettinad for Geriatrics Care?

Elder care requires a muti-speciality approach. From chronic, lifestyle related disorders to age-related degenerative diseases, multi-speciality support is required to provide the elderly with quality of life, mobility and health along with longevity. At Chettinad super speciality hospital, this multi-speciality care is spearheaded by the Geriatric specialist, who examines each case with dexterity and documents the past medical history with present complaints with empathy. The hospital itself is well equipped to handle emergencies, provide access to elderly with limited mobility, take up critical care also comprehensive care. Geriatric care also requires psychiatric support. To offset loneliness and isolation, chettinad geriatric care provides mental health support with mindfulness. 

At Chettinad Super Speciality Geriatric Care we also provide 

  1. Adult Vaccines 
  2. Preventive cardiology care 
  3. Regular Cancer screenings 
  4. Uro-Gynecological treatments 
  5. Preventive Ortho-Neuro-Spine care 
  6. Minimally invasive joint replacements 
Specialised Infrastructure / Equipment / Personnel

Specialised Infrastructure / Equipment / Personnel

The Department of Geriatrics at Chettinad Super Speciality Hospital is the best Geriatric care hospital in Chennai, Tamilnadu and has been awarded the  FICCI Tamilnadu Medclave 2022 Award of Excellence in the field of GERIATRICS. 

The Department of Geriatrics has the inter-speciality support of 

  •  Interventional Cardiology team with Cath Lab Facility
  • Cardiothoracic Team with the best success rate
  • Urology team with state-of-the-art uroscopes and lithotripsy facility 
  • Gynecology team with laparoscopy skills 
  • Rheumatologists of International repute 
  • Orthopaedic team with C arm and specialised diagnostic equipment to handle fragile bones and provide joint replacements with maximum mobility and flexibility 
  • Psychiatric support team and
  • Physiotherapy team which provides Wax therapy, ultrasound, exercises, electrical simulation and IFT (Interferential Therapy) at home
  • All other allied specialities to provide an optimal quality of living for the elderly

Geriatric Treatments at Chettinad Super Speciality


Being elderly means the risk of pneumonia is heightened and terminal pneumonia is a strong possibility. Hence Pneumococcal and Influenza vaccines is advised for the elderly population.

Urinary Tract Infection

UTI is one of the most commonly diagnosed Infections in older adults. As our population ages, the burden of UTI in older adults is expected to grow, making the need for improvement in diagnostic, management and prevention strategies critical to improving the health of older adults.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

COPD is prevalent in the elderly population, with a high impact on quality of life, morbidity and mortality. COPD is associated with premature ageing and several other medical conditions that can partially explain its underdiagnosis and management.


Dementia is a decline in memory and other mental abilities. As many as 7% of adults aged 60 and older suffer from dementia. They also include changes in mood, increased irritability, depression, anxiety, language, decision-making abilities and personality and behaviour.


Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis among older adults. It is also one of the most common causes of physical disability among adults. OA is a degenerative joint disease that happens when the tissues that cushion the ends of the bones within the joints break down over time.


50% of Cancer cases occur in people aged 65yrs or older. Older people are often diagnosed at a later stage and might receive less treatment, which might affect the outcome.