Faith Middleton Show: Maintaining Independence As You Grow Older

America's aging population...what's in their future?

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creative common; Adam Jones, Ph.D.
Faith Middleton Show: Maintaining Independence As You Grow Older
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Faith Middleton Show: Maintaining Independence As You Grow Older

As life expectancy in the United States continues to rise, the maintenance of physical independence among older Americans has emerged as a major clinical and public health priority.  The ability to move without assistance, is a fundamental feature of human functioning. Older people who lose mobility are less likely to remain in the community, have higher rates of morbidity, mortality, and hospitalizations and experience a poorer quality of life.