The people, places and things you love take on new importance as you grow older — and so does taking care of yourself. A healthy lifestyle and the right preventive care can help keep you active and feeling good for years to come.
Taking care of yourself as you age means more than eating right and going to the doctor when you’re sick. It means taking a proactive, preventive approach to your physical, mental, emotional and social well-being. It also means working with your doctor, family and healthcare team to make decisions that affect your care and your future.
Comprehensive Services for Adults over 55
At El Camino Health, we’re dedicated to providing you with the healthcare, information and resources you need during this stage of life. We offer a full range of healthcare services for older adults, including specialized primary care services at El Camino Health Primary Care and mental health services through our Older Adult Transitions Services (OATS) Program.
We serve a diverse population and offer services for specific heritages and backgrounds, such as our Chinese Health Initiative and the South Asian Heart Center. Each of these programs is focused on the health needs, and disparities, of the ethnic population in our local community. They have developed unique, culturally sensitive programs, can refer to Chinese and South Asian physicians, and provide valuable educational information.
Community Thought Leaders
With advances in technology and treatment, older adults today are not only living longer, they’re living more fully and enjoyably. For example, advances in hip and knee replacement and arthritis management are helping men and women stay mobile and active.
And, wellness and preventive care is more personalized, taking into account your personal and family health history and identifying risks to actively prevent disease and complications instead of reactively treating illness as it arises. Information technology has made it easier to research conditions and treatments, empowering older adults and caretakers to make more educated and appropriate health-related decisions.
El Camino Health is doing more than just keeping up with technology and advances in health management and treatment. We’re helping to shape a healthier future through innovation, leadership and partnering with forward-thinking organizations and individuals. We’re committed to the health and well-being of older adults — not only to those seeking care in our hospitals and clinics, but to those living active, independent and healthy lives in our community.
Our services span well beyond clinical care, including:
- Assistance with long-range care planning, finding community resources — including home care — and information for patients, medications and more..
- Our Health Library & Resource Center, which offers professional assistance, information and resources to help you make informed health-related decisions.
- Support for families and caregivers to help them meet their loved one’s needs and their own.