R.I. needs bigger elder-care workforce

ABSTRACT ART: University of Rhode Island students have been working with clients of Cornerstone Adult Services in Warwick this semester on an art project called “Opening Minds through Art.” Molly Richards, right, of Cape Cod, Mass., a URI sophomore in human development and family studies, with a minor in psychology, works with Margaret Pleau of Warwick on a watercolor painting. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO
ABSTRACT ART: University of Rhode Island students have been working with clients of Cornerstone Adult Services in Warwick this semester on an art project called “Opening Minds through Art.” Molly Richards, right, of Cape Cod, Mass., a URI sophomore in human development and family studies, with a minor in psychology, works with Margaret Pleau of Warwick on a watercolor painting. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO
Geriatrics, like pediatrics, provides care for a specific demographic. But the care for older adults – unlike the care for children – does not attract many students looking to enter the health care workforce. “Working with frail, older people with multiple medical conditions … is not an area of care that most people would dream…
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