Posts Tagged ‘Geriatrics’

Getting the medical care of frail older inpatients right

In his long-awaited report, Robert Francis QC acknowledged that much of the poor care and neglect described concerned older patients, stating: “The multi...

Hospitals aren’t “very bad places” for older people

Hospitals are "very bad places" to care for frail, elderly patients and new ways must be found to treat them in the community, the new independent head of ...

Toolkit aims to improve care for frail elderly

A new toolkit for acute medics aims to improve the care for frail older people. Older people make up to 70% of hospital inpatients, and most are admitted ...

Improving hip fracture care shows way for NHS

Improvements in hip fracture care are being driven by national clinical audit, strong support networks and extra payments for hospitals, a report finds. ...

Elderly medicine: researchers figure out function of Alzheimer’s protein

Researchers in Melbourne believe they have finally figured out the function for the protein that builds up in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disea...

Improve care for elderly surgery patients

Elderly patients undergoing surgery should receive better care, a review concludes. Pain management, nutrition and delays were all highlighted as problems...

Fusing community and acute geriatrics the future

Our ageing population will naturally lead to an increase in age-related illnesses and greater numbers of frail, older people to be cared for in the communi...