The aging veteran population: Promoting awareness to influence best practices.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The older adult population is the most rapidly growing population in the United States. It is projected that by 2035, the population of adults older than 65 years is expected to be greater than the population of children. The projected number of Veterans age 60 and older is about 11 million. Along with common age-related complex and high-risk chronic medical conditions, care of older adult Veteran requires a holistic approach that focuses on the culture, and subcultures, and unique health care needs resultant of military service. Veterans' health care is often multifocal and complex, requiring an integrated, collaborative, and comprehensive model of care that better facilitates meeting health goals to the degree most realistic and attainable for each older adult Veteran. This highlights the need to promote awareness and provide educational opportunities for engaging in best practices that meet the unique needs of the aging Veteran population.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Richard-Eaglin, A; Campbell, JG; Utley-Smith, Q

Published Date

  • July 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 505 - 507

PubMed ID

  • 32622557

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1528-3984

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0197-4572

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2020.06.006


  • eng