Gerontological Nursing

Gerontological nursing is the specialty of nursing pertaining to older adults. Gerontological nurses work in collaboration with older adults, their families, and communities to support healthy aging, maximum functioning, and quality of life. Gerontological nursing is important to meet the health needs of an aging population. Due to longer life expectancy and declining fertility rates, the proportion of the population that is considered old is increasing. The proportion of older adults is already high and continuing to increase in more developed countries. Gerontological nursing draws on knowledge about complex factors that affect the health of older adults. Older adults are more likely than younger adults to have one or more chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, arthritis, hearing impairment, or a form of dementia such as Alzheimer's disease. As well, drug metabolism changes with aging, adding to the complexity of health needs. Gerontological nurses work in a variety of settings, including acute care hospitals, rehabilitation, nursing homes , assisted living facilities, retirement homes, community health agencies, and the patient's home. Older adults have been referred to as "the core business of healthcare" by gerontological nursing experts.

  • Depression and Dementia
  • Oral health in aging
  • Heart Failure
  • Medication and Nutrition in elderly
  • Sleep disorders and anxiety management

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