Seeing More Than Age: AGS Outlines Guidance for Multicultural Geriatric Care
March 25, 2016 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance
With racial and ethnic minorities set to represent nearly 40% of older Americans by 2050, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has developed guidance for achieving high-quality, multicultural geriatric care. More than 80 million Americans will be 65 years or older by then, said AGS, and nearly 40% of the elderly will be minority individuals. Health inequities are well documented among older adults, said AGS, but are even more pronounced for older minority Americans. AGS said providing competent care of older minority adults will be about seeing more than their age.