As the expected life span increases

As the expected life span increases - increase. Meeting the...

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As the expected life span increases, more and more doctors will need to provide aged, elderly care to patients. More and more nursing homes will need to exist. More nutritional studies will need to be done in order to make sure that we are meeting the needs of our elders. More hospice care will need to be available. Doctors will need to be more focused on elder care. Just assuming that our dietary conditioning thus far will be adequate for our aging population could be dangerous. We will need to study how our bodies are changing as they age with this new found age
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Unformatted text preview: increase. Meeting the needs of our aged population will be very important. The "Baby Boomers" are aging now and will be the majority of population when they reach 65+. We will need to be sure to meet their needs especially nutritionally. I used to work in a hospital cooking and the most important meals we made were for the oldest patients residing at the nursing home. We needed to puree foods and make sure not to add extra salt or sugar. Physical therapy programs will also be important....
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course HCA 240 101 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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