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Healthy Aging

Geriatric Medicine

As you get older, your needs, your focus, your goals change. So too should your care. Our multidisciplinary approach to senior care provides you with what you need to continue to live life to its fullest.

Age Well. Age Happy. Live Better.

As you age, your goals, your needs, your routines change, and so must your medical care. As you enter your senior years, odds are you will encounter new problems (from a disability to illnesses). Our focus is to promote healthy aging and prevent disease while at the same time managing your chronic conditions in order to preserve you independence, maintain your function and allow you to live life to its fullest.

Our geriatricians specialize in caring for adults 65 years of age or older, specializing in memory disorders, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, mood and behavioral symptoms that complicate dementia, cognitive disorders in the setting of intellectual disability.

Should I see a Geriatrician?

Every individual is different, so not everyone 65 years or older needs to see a geriatrician. However, most seniors can benefit as our team has expertise in conditions, syndromes and illnesses associated with aging, including but not limited to:

  • Falls
  • Incontinence
  • Delirium
  • Cognitive, mood, and behavioral disorders
  • Side effects and other medication issues
  • Depression

A geriatrician should also be consulted when:
  • An elderly person’s condition is causing significant impairment and frailty
  • Caregivers seeking advice (we can help in finding the right

Make an Appointment Call 860.845.5901

Our Multidisciplinary Approach

Our team works in partnership with primary care physicians, hospitalists, surgeons and other specialties to provide care for the elderly that is individualized, goal-directed and aids in the patient’s independence and quality of life. As a community geriatricians, Bristol Health practices in multiple settings including the hospital, clinic, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and patients’ homes.

Caring for Dementia

Dementia describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills, resulting in a dip in quality of life. There are numerous types of dementia, with Alzheimer's disease being the most common. Our geriatric physicians specialize in dementia cases, caring for the patient and guiding and supporting their caregiver.

Learn More on Dementia Care

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  1. Bristol Health Medical Group Beleden Gardens

    85 Beleden Gardens Drive

    Bristol, CT 06010

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Barwis on Bristol: A March 31, 2020 update from CEO & President Kurt A. Barwis on the coronavirus.

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Mar 20, 2020

Latest Updates Concerning the Coronavirus

With the ongoing concern pertaining to the coronavirus, I want to remind everyone that this, once again, is a time for collaboration and kindness. Bristol Health continues to do the utmost to protect the health and safety of our patients, staff and community during this public health crisis. Thank you to all our patients and families for their continued support and understanding during this time.

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Mar 13, 2020

Letter to the Community Regarding the Coronavirus

In the spirit of our mission, Caring Today for Your Tomorrow, we want to assure you that Bristol Health is doing the utmost to protect the health and safety of our patients, staff and community during this coronavirus public health crisis.

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Feb 25, 2020

Joint Commission: Great Work Done at Bristol Health

In Fall 2019, six Joint Commission healthcare surveyors visited Bristol Health to conduct a review that monitored how well Bristol Health staff performs in key areas.

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Feb 25, 2020

Joint Commission: Great Work Done at Bristol Health

In Fall 2019, six Joint Commission healthcare surveyors visited Bristol Health to conduct a review that monitored how well Bristol Health staff performs in key areas.

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Feb 10, 2020

Celebrating Safety

Bristol Hospital recently celebrated being free of any serious safety events in over a year. Our hospital joins Ingraham Manor who also recently celebrated over a year since its last serious safety event.

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February is American Heart Month and there is no better time to discuss and raise awareness about heart disease.

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Healthy Living: Set some health goals you can stick to for 2020

Every year millions around the world see the New Year as a fresh start and an opportunity to accomplish big goals in the upcoming year. Many of us have started previous years with the resolve to lose 20 pounds, run a 5K, meditate more or eat less sugar, only to be exhausted and frustrated by February. So how do we create a plan for 2020 (and beyond) that we can actually stick to?

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HEALTHY LIVING: Tips to have a healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving marks the official beginning of the holiday season. The holidays are a time of celebrating traditions and reconnecting with family and friends, but they can be an especially challenging few months for anyone trying to improve their diet. The following tips can help you manage your weight and maintain your health while still enjoying your favorite traditions.

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