‘The older you are, the worse the hospital is for you’

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Experts told CNN that the unique needs of older patients are not a priority for most hospitals.

Many elderly patients experience significant mental and/or physical deterioration while they’re in the hospital, even if they recover from the original injury or illness that brought the there in the first place.

Research shows that about one-third of patients over 70 years old and over 50% of patients over 85 years old leave the hospital more disabled than when they arrived.

Because of this, many elderly patients can’t care for themselves after discharge, requiring assistance with daily activities such as dressing, bathing, and even walking.

At Specialty Portable X-Ray, this isn’t news to us. That’s why we’re so passionate about delivering high-quality, in-home care to the patients who need it most.

Click here to read the full story from CNN and click here to learn more about how Specialty Portable X-Ray can help you and your loved ones get the best, safest care possible.

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