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Nurse Practitioners May Ease the Physician Shortage in the Coming Years

The July issue of Medical Care reports that the number of nurse practitioners in the U.S. will almost double by the year 2025. A nurse practitioner?receives post graduate training?through ?a Master?s or PHD program after receiving?a nursing license. ?The number of physician?s assistants is also increasing and both groups are expected to ease some of the burden anticipated on the health care system in the future.

According to recent statistics, the aging rate?of the American population may contribute to a?shortage of 50,000?doctors by the year 2020.???Physician assistants and nurse practitioners?will help fill this void.? Another reason this part of the labor force has increased is the need for physicians to use their time more efficiently.? Properly supervised assistants and nurse practitioners can help doctors to better serve all their patients.

Our home health aides can also?help with the care of ?seniors by offering medication management and?coordinating care with attending physicians and nurse practitioners.??Our well trained health aides can offer non-medical assistance as well.? This assistance ?includes grocery shopping, laundry and meal preparation for seniors who need help with the activities of daily living. Visit our website for more information on the services we can provide for the senior in your care.

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