Here’s an astounding statistic: By the year 2060, there will be 98 million senior citizens in the US. That number is likely to overwhelm our health system, especially our providers of long term care. As well, the trend is now for people to “age in place,” foregoing long term care facilities and living in their own homes, for as long as possible. Those realities then suggest that many more physicians may find themselves returning to the old-fashioned house call. But are modern day medical practitioners trained for what that entails? Do they have the skill set to deal with various mechanical devices or medical interventions that have moved from the in-patient setting to the community environment? A recent op-ed in the medical news website STAT suggests that more and different training will need to take place to get these community-based docs up to speed. Read the recommendations for new house call training parameters Here.