Hello and welcome to this blog about geriatrics for caregivers.
I’m Leslie Kernisan, and I’m a geriatrician with a particular interest in enabling family caregivers to better manage the health needs of their older loved ones.
Through my Bay Area geriatrics consultation practice, I work closely with families and geriatric care managers, to improve the health and wellbeing of older adults.
But, I’d like to be able to help even more older adults get better medical care. (This in large part because I have a wonky health policy and quality improvement background, and I love to think about how we as a society and healthcare system can take better care of our aging population.)
So I’m starting this blog, in order to share tips and advice on better medical care for elders with as many caregivers as care to visit the blog.