A TSUNAMI OF FRAIL ELDERLY

A TSUNAMI OF FRAIL ELDERLY

Geriatric physician Joanne Lynn believes “we’ve bloated the medical care system and made the supportive care system seriously anemic.” She wants to engineer a “Toyota Revolution” for elder care, and has written a book titled, “Sick to Death and Not Going to Take it Anymore!”

In a talk in Northfield at the St. Olaf Institute for Freedom and Community on March 8, Dr. Lynn said her studies show that the “rate of dying without substantial prior illness is less than 6 percent.” Most of us won’t die suddenly, and will be dying of conditions associated with old age.

Re-broadcast on MPR Midday March 14th 2018

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/14/tsunami_of_frail_elderly

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