Geriatric Nursing is the specialty of nursing pertaining to older adults. They work in collaboration with older adults, their families, and communities to support healthy aging, maximum functioning, and quality of life. Geriatric Nurses help elderly patients. These older adults are at greater risk of injuries and diseases like osteoporosis, Alzheimer's and cancer, which is why Geriatric Nurses focus on preventative care. They also help patients, and their families, cope with certain medical conditions that develop later in life. Geriatric nurses work in a variety of settings, including acute care hospitals, rehabilitation, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, retirement homes, community health agencies, and the patient's home. Geriatric nursing includes generalist and specialist practice.
Related Journals of Geriatric Research
Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research, Geriatric Psychiatry, Journal of Nursing & Care, Journal of Patient Care, Journal of The American Geriatrics Society, Ageing Research Reviews, Journal of Aging and Health, Ageing & Society, Research on Aging, International Journal of Aging & Human Development.