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Geriatrics - Mature Adult Care

We're living longer these days and UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Regional Medical Center offers services for the full life spectrum, from birth to the end-of-life. As we age, we also develop new health challenges.

At GRMC we believe knowledge is half your health. We encourage area residents to turn to our facilities for education on how to maintain health at all stages of life.

Adult Medicine - Internal Medicine

Grinnell Regional Internal Medicine provides specialty care for adults. These skilled specialists combine the best of therapeutic and diagnostic technology with extensive training and years of experience to provide the best, most up-to-date care for adults age 18 and older. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (641) 236-2382.

Home Health Care

Our home care services can help provide what you need to recuperate after surgery or an illness in your home or to help you live safely at home. We offer a full spectrum of nursing as well as housekeeping, medication management and therapies to allow you to remain living in your own home safely. For more information call (641) 236-2542.

Senior Health Insurance Information Program

Commonly called SHIIP, this free counseling service helps seniors understand Medicare, Medicaid and insurance questions. Specially-trained volunteers also help you use the Medicare internet site to determine the best drug plan for you. To schedule a session with a SHIIP volunteer, call (641) 236-2588 or send us an email

Senior Education Program

This educational program is designed for adults 55 and older, but all are welcome. Topics focus on health, medicine, the arts, history, cultural events and community resources. The program is presented each Monday at 10 a.m. in the Drake Community Library in the Caulkins Room. This is a free program held each Monday from April to November and on the second Monday of the month from December to March. If you have questions please email us.

Wellness

Maintaining mobility and quality of life as you age can be enhanced with services in the UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center wellness department. Our wellness memberships can be tailored to meet the needs of our members over 55. Our facility is staffed by certified exercise specialists who can answer your questions or design a workout for you.  

Members receive a personal orientation to the center and equipment usage. We also offer personal training sessions, wellness coaching, arthritis aquatic program, aerobics aquatics program, a whirlpool spa to warm and relax muscles, senior-focused exercise classes like gentle yoga and gentle aerobics and more.
Call the wellness department at the Paul W. Ahrens Fitness Center, 824 Commercial St., Grinnell, at (641) 236-2999 or send us an email.

Medication Management

Medication reconciliation is a service provided to inpatients at GRMC. Upon discharge, patients receive a list of all their medications and over-the-counter supplements and medications recorded. This information is also stored electronically with the medical record. 

Taking this list to all healthcare appointments can help bridge communication between providers. It is really important that healthcare providers know what patients are taking, how much they take and how often they take it. This includes vitamins, supplements and all non-prescription medications as well.

Everyone is encouraged to keep the information easily accessible. It is invaluable in an emergency healthcare situation to allow healthcare providers to know all your medications right away.

Pain Management

UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center Pain Clinic is dedicated to providing you with the best possible care. We will work with you to develop a plan that enables you to live your life with less discomfort. You will be cared for by a team of physicians, nurses and office staff who specialize in pain management.

For more information call (641) 236-2338 or view our full Pain Management information.

Rheumatology

The field of rheumatology involves diseases of the joints, muscles and bones, as well as disorders of the immune system. Rheumatologist Eman R. Boulis, MD, sees patients by referral for a variety of conditions including arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia and osteoporosis. Talk to your primary care physician to determine whether a rheumatology appointment is right for you. 

For more information call (641) 236-2338.