As people age, it oftentimes becomes difficult for them to take care of themselves. Simple tasks such as standing up and putting on shoes become a major challenge. People lose their flexibility and their strength when they get older and in some cases even their mental health. However, they also become more susceptible to illnesses as their immune system degrades too. Geriatric care is essential to helping these types of older people. In this video, you will learn about the importance of geriatric care, including what it is and the important role that it plays.
The video will go over some of the characteristics that geriatricians must have if they are to be effective at taking care of their older patients. This role is so important that we can never have enough of them. People are always going to age, and so the demand for these types of health workers will always be high.