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Value-Based Purchasing Is On Target, But Is It A Value To Older Adults And Their Families?

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Robert B. Blancato

As we accelerate the shift to value-based care, one important question we must pause to ask is how older adults, families, caregivers and care providers are keeping pace? Do consumers know how to engage and navigate in this new quality and value landscape?

Why You Should Consider A Geriatrician For Your Elder Loves Ones

Anita Kamiel, RN, MPS | Posted 04.17.2017 | Fifty
Anita Kamiel, RN, MPS

As specialists go, we have all heard of cardiologists, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, but how many of us really consider or have even heard of geriatric specialists or geriatricians when we think about care for someone 60 and older?

Fear of Falling

Richard W. Besdine, M.D. | Posted 05.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard W. Besdine, M.D.

A month ago, I almost became the subject of one of my own medical school lectures, after an episode that illustrated one of the most serious health problems facing older adults and their doctors: falling.

The Medications Seniors Can't Live With -- Or Without

Richard W. Besdine, M.D. | Posted 03.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard W. Besdine, M.D.

For many older Americans, their relationship with the most important drugs in their medicine cabinets can be described as "Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em."