As our lifespan has increased, our health care needs will continue to increase. Demands for more healthcare professionals with increased training in geriatric needs will also continue to increase in the years ahead. Healthcare professionals should be prepared to meet the challenges and issues of an aging patient population. Creating and implementing geriatric goals and care plans help elderly individuals communicate their interests concerning their illnesses and/or disabilities. This course will discuss the need for geriatric care plans and the steps to create them through a multi-disciplinary care team.