Geriatrics & Gerontology
People come in every age, shape and size. Providing age-specific care is an important part of meeting patient needs. For this reason, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) has developed standards for age-specific competencies that are essential for gaining accreditation. This video promotes age-specific competencies by describing the stages of human growth and demonstrating successful strategies for providing care at each stage. You will also learn how to assess every patient for possible physical impairments, learning abilities, cultural differences, emotional stress and language barriers.