About Geriatrics or Gerontology
What Is Gerontology?
Gerontology is the scientific examination of the aging population. It is a field of study concerned with the physical, mental, social, and spiritual aspects of life and aging. The main focus of gerontology is on improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people.
Why Study Gerontology?
Studies show that Americans are living longer. As of 2011, it is projected that in the coming years one in five Americans will be over 65, and there will be 15 to 18 million persons over the age of 85. Because of this, the demand for professionals with a background in gerontology will increase and open the door for many career
opportunities in a variety of healthcare settings.
Why Work in Gerontology?
Working with the aging population offers a diverse group of people. Their is
much satisfaction surrounding the care of the elderly. They will share
their wit, wisdom, and creativity with all who come in contact with them.