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Challenges in Elder Care

Edited by Edward T. Zawada Jr.

University of South Dakota

This work is intended as a brief but focused compilation to assist with diagnosis and management of the most common serious medical problems in the rapidly growing geriatric population. The geriatric population recently expanded by the fact that the baby boomers have reached the milestone of 65 years of age in the past 5 years. Tips for diagnosis, medication administration, and logistics of cost-effective management in the health-care continuum are presented in this book. The latter often consists of a journey from home to medical office to emergency room to hospital bed to intensive care unit to long-term acute care hospital to skilled nursing facility to long-term residential facility and/or back home, which is also reviewed in the book Geriatrics.

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Challenges in Elder CareEdited by Edward T. Zawada Jr.

Published: October 12th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/61984

ISBN: 978-953-51-2665-2

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2664-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4177-8

Copyright year: 2016

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10820 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

3 Web of Science Citations

14 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Overview of Challenges in Geriatric Medicine in 2016

By Edward T. Zawada


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2. Patient Frailty: Key Considerations, Definitions and Practical Implications

By Marissa S. Cohen, Elisabeth Paul, John David Nuschke, Julia C. Tolentino, Ana V. Castellanos Mendez, Alaa-Eldin A. Mira, Ric A. Baxter and Stanislaw P. Stawicki


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3. Assessment and Management of Older People in the General Hospital Setting

By Inderpal Singh


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4. An Overview of Polypharmacy in Geriatric Patients

By Bilge Sözen Şahne


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5. Role of LTACH in Chronic Critical Illness in the Elderly

By Thiruvoipati Nanda Kumar


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6. Ethics of ICU Care for the Elderly

By Bruce Bartlow


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