Lack of geriatric specialists

Ageism in Medicine: Lack of Geriatric Specialists Creates Medical Ageism

The number of geriatric medical health caregivers is not keeping pace with the increasing number of older Americans. In addition, there is a lack of adequate training in the field of geriatric medicine as well as an insufficient amount of hands-on clinical experience. While physicians may have experience dealing with senior patients in their practice,…

Elderly Ageism in Medicine: Lack of Geropsychologists For the Elderly

The American Psychological Association (APA) reports on an ageist trend in medicine today: A severe lack of geropsychologists to serve our rapidly aging society that requires specialized care and an ageist trend preventing elderly patients from using them. Mental health issues among older Americans take on many forms, from depression and anxiety to behavioral health problems and…

National Family Caregivers Month

  November is National Family Caregivers Month and we at David York Agency are proud to honor the more than 15 million Americans who care for precious friends and beloved family members. Caregiving is one of the toughest jobs there is, Those who watch our friends and family as caregivers can often tell when own loved…