Geriatric Care

Jan 1, 2000 Issue
The Older Adult Driver [Article]

More adults aged 65 and older will be driving in the next few decades. Many older drivers are safe behind the wheel and do not need intensive testing for license renewal. Others, however, have physiologic or cognitive impairments that can affect their mobility and driving safety. When an older patie...

Mar 1, 1999 Issue
Suspected Abuse in an Elderly Patient [Curbside Consultation]

In many ways, this case represents a typical elder-abuse situation and the challenges that health care professionals face when trying to resolve it.

Nov 1, 1998 Issue
Home Health Care [Article]

Home health care is the fastest-growing expense in the Medicare program because of the aging population, the increasing prevalence of chronic disease and increasing hospital costs. Patients and families are choosing the option of home care more frequently. Medicare's regulations are often considered...

Jun 1, 1998 Issue
Diagnostic Evaluation of Urinary Incontinence in Geriatric Patients [Article]

In most cases, the evaluation of urinary incontinence requires only a history, a physical examination, urinalysis and measurement of postvoid residual urine volume. The initial purposes of the evaluation are to identify conditions requiring referral or specialized work-up and to detect and treat rev...

Feb 1, 1998 Issue
Hospice Care in the Nursing Home [Article]

Hospice care is being used more frequently to provide skills and services that are not otherwise available in nursing homes. For eligible terminally ill patients, the Medicare Hospice Benefit supplies an interdisciplinary team with skills in pain management, symptom control and bereavement assistanc...

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