Delaware Geriatric Health Care


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Geriatric Health Care Services in Delaware

New Castle and Kent Counties
Wilmington, Newark, Dover, and surrounding areas

Although this area is temporarily without a member to assist you we can still help you with any concerns you may have. We can also put you in contact with various elder care services in New Castle and Kent Counties. Click here to Request Assistance from the Delaware Care Planning Council.

Sussex County
Milford, Seaford, Georgetown, Laurel, Lewes, Millsboro, Milton, Selbyville, Long Neck, Rehoboth Beach, and surrounding areas.

Although this area is temporarily without a member to assist you we can still help you with any concerns you may have. We can also put you in contact with various elder care services in Sussex County. Click here to Request Assistance from the Delaware Care Planning Council.

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    New Castle and Kent Counties: Wilmington, Newark, Dover, and surrounding areas

    Sussex County: Milford, Seaford, Georgetown, Laurel, Lewes, Millsboro, Milton, Selbyville, Long Neck, Rehoboth Beach, and surrounding areas

About Geriatric Health Care

    There is currently little incentive to encourage established doctors or students in Delaware medical schools to specialize in geriatric medicine. Even though it is a recognized specialty, according to the American Geriatrics Society, there are only about 10,000 M.D. Geriatricians and several hundred osteopathic physicians (DO) certified in geriatrics, as well as some 3,000 board-certified geropsychiatrists in the United States (a geropsychiatrists is a psychiatrist trained to deal with the mental health needs and specific syndromes faced by older adults).

    According to the statistical abstract of the United States there are approximately 800,000 practicing doctors of medicine in the United States . This means there is roughly 1 doctor, including specialists, for every 395 persons in the United States. Based on the numbers above there is only about 1 Geriatrician for every 3,500 elderly persons in this country. Because there are so few of them, it may be impossible to find a physician specializing in geriatric care in some areas of the country.

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