Practical Geriatric Assessment

Tia Kostas; Allison Paquin; James L Rudolph


Aging Health. 2013;9(6):579-591. 

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Future Perspective

Patients with functional disabilities require increasingly intense levels of care, such as home care, assisted living facilities and, eventually, nursing home care. Given the increasing expense of medical care and transition to accountable care organizations, it is likely that maximizing geriatric patients' functional abilities will take center stage in reducing healthcare costs and improving quality of life.