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With the number of Americans over the age of 65 expected to double by 2030, both the ageing of the baby boomer generation and the life-extending effects of modern medicine are becoming increasingly tangible. Yet, as Americans grow older, the number of physicians, nurses, and direct-care workers specifically trained in geriatrics is declining. From a healthcare perspective, this trend is especially troubling because the elderly require more specialized and a greater degree of care. This emerging crisis in geriatric healthcare is a complex one; like the more general healthcare system, elder care evolves out of the relationship between patients and […]
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