Effective elder care starts at home, experts say - The Globe and Mail
Effective elder care starts at home, experts say
From Monday's Globe and Mail
Published Sunday, Mar. 27, 2011 7:40PM EDT
Last updated Sunday, Mar. 27, 2011 7:51PM EDT
Waves of elderly patients set to hit hospitals worldwide have prompted two novel solutions from doctors in Toronto and India who have found that the way forward often comes by looking back.
Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto will open an Acute Care for Elders unit next month. And as part of its new geriatric program, it has specialists and family physicians doing house calls to keep seniors home longer, thus avoiding unnecessary hospitalizations.