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Helping the Elderly Get Health Care

There are many programs that enable the elderly get health care in their homes. Laura Kaufman, a dentist in Boston, had been treating an older population in her office and thought she should become ?geriatricized? so she enrolled into a program for geriatric dental care. The goal of the program is to train individuals in handling older patients that may have many chronic conditions and use many medications.

Dr. Kaufman now travels to patients? homes offering cleaning, extractions and other dental care to the elderly who are unable travel to an office. Programs for dental care are only one of the things being done to help the aging baby boomer population.

There is a growing concern that with Medicare reimbursements being low, many doctors will take up caring for more financially rewarding populations. These types of program are there to fill an expected need for the future.

At Specialty Care Services we have been giving in home assistance to the senior population for years. Our professional senior care providers perform duties such as medicine management, cooking and help with the activities of daily living. Hiring a professional home health aide helps to ensure that your elderly loved one receives the best possible care in the comfort of their own home.

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