Medical providers step up efforts for geriatric care

06/28/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Medical providers and facilities are under mounting pressure to provide care for an increasing number of high-risk elderly patients, expected to reach 70 million by 2030. Fall-prevention programs for hospital staff, electronic screening systems and patient-centered medical homes are some of the concepts that hospitals are prioritizing in anticipation for the surge in demand for geriatric care.

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