Senior Services

Seniors often need a wide range of specialized care. At MVMC we offer extensive services provided by highly trained and skilled physicians, nurses and technicians. Our goal is to make your stay with us as pleasant as possible.

Resources for Seniors .

Information and Referral (Community Connection)

MVMC is proud of its award-winning, computerized community resource service. This service is available to everyone in the community, at no cost. If you are looking for a specific program or service and don’t know where to begin to find it, call us and we will help you locate the nearest service available to meet your needs. We can also assist you with information about Magic Valley Medical Centers services.

Some of the listings included in the directory are: physician referral, counseling resources, support groups, legal information, financial services, children’s and adult services, and much more.

Having a health care problem is often an overwhelming experience, not only for you, but also for your family. For more information contact Community Connection at 208-814-0066 or toll free 800-947-4852.

Osteoporosis

Don't wait for a fracture to diagnose osteoporosis...

It is estimated that at age 50, a woman has nearly a 40% chance of developing an osteoporotic fracture during her remaining lifetime. A women's lifetime risk of hip fracture alone is equal to the combined risk of developing breast, uterine, and ovarian cancer-and up to 20% more women who suffer from hip fractures die within one year of the fracture than those of a similar age who haven't suffered a hip fracture. Bone density measurement gives you an accurate picture of the risk of future fracture.

Important information for diagnosis and management...

Bone Density cannot be accurately deduced from clinical information such as inherited and life style factors, or X-rays. Bone Densitometers can accurately measure bone density. Call you local doctor to have this procedure scheduled for you.

Important reasons to consider bone density measurement include...

  • To help diagnose and manage osteoporosis
  • To arrive at an estimate of the risk of future fracture
  • To assess the possible effect of glucocorticoid therapy on bone density
  • To assess the possible effect of hyperthyroidism on bone density
  • To assess the need for surgery in patients with asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism

Feel free to call Magic Valley Medical Center's Outpatient Services at 814-1000 at any time to arrange an appointment to see our facility and to learn how bone densitometry can help.

Arthritis Education Program

If you are interested in learning more about arthritis, contact Becky Jensen, BSW, 732-3374.

 


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