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What are some challenges in working with the geriatric population?


November 17th, 2021

Not being able to provide the one thing they/we all will need: custodial care assistance. Many are spry through their nineties, most are not and become slaves to the options of give up your home and move into the pre-death factories, folks believe are nursing homes. In my area, it does not seem that elders are honored and cared for as they are in other cultures. When people have no/limited resources, options, guidance or support, it is so painful to see the final struggles just to live with dignity.

March 31st, 2022

I love working with this population but there is always a shortage in staffing. Very dangerous patient to staff ratios and usually the pay doesn’t add up to the amount of work you do. It’s hard to give good quality care to a family member when you have really heavy assignment with a variable patient acuity.

November 15th, 2021

Mobility, communication, and nutrition/hydration

October 26th, 2021

The only challenge faced at my level is not being paid well enough.