Available Government and Community Resources for the Care of Older Adults

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In 2005, there were 37 million people who were aged 65 years or older in America, making up 12% of the population. By 2030, this is estimated to nearly double to 70 million. The fact that the elderly will make up more than 20% of the American population has inevitable implications to our health care system. We, as surgeons, receive little, if any, formal education regarding resources available to assist in our care of the elderly. This chapter outlines the availability and use of government resources, including Medicare and Medicaid, as well as community resources and providers as a context for their successful utilization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrinciples and Practice of Geriatric Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationThird Edition: With 261 Figures and 155 Tables
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783319477718
ISBN (Print)9783319477701
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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