In a story from The Washington Post, a geriatrician acts as a neighbor, and helps an elderly woman climb flights of stairs to her apartment. During the hour-long climb, the geriatrician learns about the woman’s multiple chronic conditions and lack of coordinated care. Quality medical care is easy to find in the United States, but care coordination is not. Read how the geriatrician helps her neighbor stay comfortably in her home and voice her wishes to her providers.
To read the full article, please follow this link to The Washington Post website: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/the-medical-system-may-treat-you-well-but-less-so-after-you-reach-age-80/2015/04/06/466d9dce-b79c-11e4-aa05-1ce812b3fdd2_story.html