End of Life Decisions for the ‘Oldest Old’

Apr 14, 2014

The “oldest old”, those 85 and over, are America’s fastest growing age group.   The growth rate for that segment is four times that of the total population.

People with relatives in that age group or those who have reached that point themselves, may be familiar with the options for aggressive treatment modern medicine offers, options that weren’t available when the previous generations of elderly approached the end. 

To intervene or not