GoalImprove the health, function, and quality of life of older adults.OverviewAs Americans live longer, growth in the number of older adults is unprecedented. In 2014, 14.5% (46.3 million) of the US population was aged 65 or older and is projected to reach 23.5% (98 million) by 2060.1Aging adults experience higher risk of chronic disease. In 2012, 60% of older adults managed 2.
Understanding potential older adult health and medical concerns is essential in order to appropriately plan for these issues before an emergency event. The following links include information on the specific health-related concerns older adults may face during emergencies. General Considerations.
TAKE STEPS TO PREVENT OLDER ADULT FALLS. A Growing Burden: Over 10,000 people in the U.S. turn 65 every day. Falls and fall injuries are increasing in the U.S. Annual medical expenses for older adult falls cost over. $31 billion, these costs will surge unless preventive measures are adopted. 2014. TS. 46M. PEOPLE. 29M FALLS. 7M. INJURIES. 2030.
Moderated by Johanna Dwyer of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Jean Mayer U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, this session included four presentations. Katherine Tucker, also of the Jean Mayer USDA HNRCA at Tufts University, spoke about diet quality issues in aging populations.Bookshelf ID: NBK51837.
An older adult patient is admitted to the hospital for treatment of an exacerbation of a chronic illness. Admission laboratory work reveals an extremely low serum drug .