The American Geriatrics Society
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a nationwide, not-for-profit association of geriatrics health care professionals, research scientists, and other concerned individuals dedicated to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people.
The AGS promotes high quality, comprehensive and accessible care for America's older population, including those who are chronically ill and disabled. The organization provides leadership to health care professionals, policy makers and the public by developing, implementing and advocating programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.
The goals of the American Geriatrics Society are:
To develop and promote quality, culturally sensitive interdisciplinary geriatric clinical care and to support practitioners providing such care. To increase the number of health care professionals who are knowledgeable about and participate in the clinical care of older adults, and who seek to improve their quality of life. To promote high quality research that expands knowledge of the aging process and addresses the health care problems of older people. To conduct education programs for all health professionals that promote better understanding of the aging process and its unique clinical challenges. To provide public education and information that addresses the health care concerns and needs of older people, their families and other caregivers. To engage in public policy that focuses on the study, accessibility and improvement of culturally-sensitive health care and quality of life for older people, including preventive, rehabilitative, long-term and end-of-life care.