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What is missing from healthcare medicine and senior care today?

The missing components in Health Care Healthcare Medicine and senior care in today's time – whether in an elder care setting or in hospital – are lack of continuity of care, and degrading personal touch with doctors and their care team. These days senior care is mainly directed by the policies of insurance companies and big institutions, which they consider worthwhile. Most of the times the doctors at healthcare facilities also participate in promoting the certain healthcare medicines offered by the pharmacy stores for the healthcare get benefits through them. Also, it’s becoming quite difficult to track who’s who among the number of medial professional, staff, as well as caregivers present at senior care centers or healthcare center. Even the expectations and responsibilities of the people involved are not clarified that leaves care of elderly in dire situations. In our society most of the people have their personal favored doctors, with whom they have good relation and who understand the patient well; but, he or she may not always be eligible to visit the patient admitted in healthcare or in other care setting because of the specific rules of the institution. This hampers the health of the elderly patients because they may find it difficult to open up to a new doctor and may also cause trouble to the doctor to complete gauge the health issues of the senior patient. It is widely recommended that people with chronic ailments including Alzheimer's Dementia, mobility, and COPD must have a consistent doctor as well as care team because not only will they be able to understand the patient well in longer run, but also can work as a team to deliver the best possible care to the patient during stressful time.

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on Oct 28,2015

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