Geriatric care

Geriatric Care & Internal Medicine located in Owings Mills, MD

Geriatric care

Staying well as you age can be challenging, but you could lead a long and healthy life with the right care. Iryne Zziwa-Kabenge, MSN, CRNP, AAHIVS, at Zziwa Adult Clinical Practice in Owings Mills, Maryland, is an expert in geriatrics with particular expertise in supporting people with HIV. Iryne provides personalized, patient-centered care delivered to wherever you call home, whether that’s a private residence or an assisted-living facility. Call Zziwa Adult Clinical Practice or book an appointment online today to experience high-quality geriatric care delivered with warmth and kindness.

Geriatric care Q & A

What is geriatric care?

Geriatric care focuses on older adults’ health needs. Your body’s cells, tissues, and organs deteriorate with age, affecting multiple functions and increasing your risk of developing medical disorders. 

Aging can reduce muscle strength, affect your ability to balance, and limit movement. Resulting injuries could affect your mobility and increase your dependency on others. Older adults tend to develop chronic health conditions, many of which they manage with prescription medications.

Zziwa Adult Clinical Practice provides expert geriatric care that improves the health of older adults and helps patients maintain their independence.


What geriatric care services are available?

Zziwa Adult Clinical Practice offers the following geriatric care services:

Primary care

Primary care provides all of your nonemergency health needs. That includes diagnosis and treatment, ongoing care for long-term conditions, and help preventing future health problems.

In-home care

In-home care provides medical house call services. Iryne delivers all geriatric care in patients’ homes, both private residences and assisted-living facilities.

Internal medicine

Internal medicine focuses on the diseases that affect your internal organs, including the digestive, reproductive, cardiovascular, and endocrine systems.   

Episodic care

Episodic care focuses on a patient’s specific needs, providing treatment when they have no primary care provider or their provider doesn’t make house calls.

Acute conditions

Acute illnesses like colds, sinus infections, upset stomachs, and earaches can make you miserable and could develop into more serious conditions. Iryne assesses and treats acute conditions promptly to ensure you recover and reduce your risk of complications.

Chronic illness management

Chronic illnesses last months, years, and often the rest of your life. Many are incurable but manageable with the proper care.


Can I benefit from geriatric care if I have HIV?

Yes. In fact, Iryne specializes in HIV care, particularly in older adults. She understands what it’s like to live for many years with this incurable infection and its impact on you. She also has the expertise to help with problems that arise later in life when you have HIV.

For example, you might develop a heart condition or diabetes as you age. Many treatments manage these conditions, but some are incompatible with HIV medications. Iryne can help you find effective treatments that don’t interfere with your HIV drugs.

To learn more about the exceptional geriatric care Iryne provides, call Zziwa Adult Clinical Practice or schedule a consultation online today.