older patients

AARP is asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to make the health of older adults a key priority for the agency.
AARP le pide a los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) a que enfoquen su atención en las necesidades de salud de los adultos mayores
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Older patients are not the same as younger patients. You’d think this was obvious, yet doctors often use a one-size-fits-all approach to prescribing treatment that can put their older patients at risk.
Consider this: An older patient visits the dentist. The treatment she needs is expensive and not covered by Medicare. So the dentist offers her financing, on the spot, through a credit card plan. She accepts and gets the work done right away. When she gets the first month's bill, she's stunned to…
No one questions when a doctor asks if an older, cognitively impaired patient is still driving, and urges family members to take away the car keys for the safety of the patient and everyone else.
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