ElderCarelink Blog

Dr. Bill Thomas says geriatrician shortage due to low pay, ageism

by Carol Bursack
July 5th, 2011 at 11:50 am

Today’s society is in need of geriatricians who are trained in caring for people as they age. A geriatrician is considered a specialist, yet the pay they receive is not comparable to most other medical specialists. In our current youth-obsessed culture, this kind of thinking reflects ageism. Most other cultures revere their elders and look to them to dispense the wisdom of their years, but the American culture has turned this attitude on its ear. Doctors and laymen alike often view the aged as a bundle of ailments with little use to society.

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Avoiding Fast-Track Eldercare

by Isabel Fawcett, SPHR
July 11th, 2010 at 10:49 am

If Baby Boomers are “time-stretched,” as I once read, some of our elders’ lives are medically over-scheduled. Being over-scheduled means that some elders easily become overwhelmed. Read more »

2020 Geriatric Nursing on the Horizon

by Isabel Fawcett, SPHR
May 30th, 2010 at 10:01 am

“Working With Seniors….”

An article in a supplement to the local newspaper made me cringe as I read. “Working With Seniors Can be a Tough But Rewarding Job” is the title. So far, so good, I thought. I should have stopped reading at the title. Read more »