The health problems of the elderly differ from those of younger persons both in degree and in kind.
The young and the middle-aged tend to suffer from acute problems, such as infectious diseases, and traumas, such as broken bones. Women also have medical needs associated with childbirth.
On the other hand, the elderly, while experiencing some acute problems, primarily suffer from chronic, degenerative diseases. [Read more…] about Why is Long-Term Care Needed?