The advent of the silver tsunami (Gan, 2015) highlights the need for the younger generations to be aware and exposed to the challenges and struggles that our elderly face daily. 2 medical students, Kennedy and Angeline, foresaw this need. Many of our elderly are afflicted with chronic conditions that result in frequent readmissions and associated morbidity. They are besieged (Donaldson, Smith, Balakrishnan, Kadir & Mudaliar, 2015) with multiple non-medical issues such as insufficient finances, poor medical literacy and a lack of social and family support, resulting in poor control of their diseases – many of which can potentially be arrested in the community.
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