Caring for boomers

As more Baby Boomers reach retirement age and medications enable them to live longer with multiple conditions, hospitals are devising creative strategies for balancing the influx of complex health needs with the quality of life desired by this growing patient population.

 Editor's Note: This article originially ran on HealthTrust's Website.

When Caroline Fife, M.D., sees patients over 65 at the CHI St. Luke’s Wound Clinic in The Woodlands, Texas, she no longer asks, “What did you do for a living?” She now asks if they are still working because many of her patients have yet to retire. Working into their golden years is just one of the ways aging Americans are defying the norms of previous generations and changing expectations for how they want to live the rest of their lives.

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Repurposed with permission from THE SOURCE (c) 2018 HealthTrust. Vol. 13, Number 3 edition.

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