Geriatric Care

What is Geriatrics? Geriatrics is a sub-specialty. Doctors can take added fellowship training to focus on special diseases. Geriatric Care studies issues related to the entire person. It looks at Medical, social & financial issues.

Geriatrics is a relatively new field, it is not well known. It started in the early 1990’s. Due to the Age Wave & Baby Boom, Geriatrics has grown. As a result, the senior population is growing world wide.

Sadly, these diseases are not curable. Treatment or change in lifestyle can help. Hence, 86% of all health care dollars are spent on chronic care. Medical and non-medical therapies help improve function. The aging process can be slowed, but not stopped. Therefore, Aging can be considered a chronic disease.

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