Financial Gerontology and the Rehabilitation Nurse


  • Kristen L. Mauk PhD RN CRRN-A APRN BC,

    Associate Professor of Nursing, Corresponding authorSearch for more papers by this author
    • Kristen L. Mauk, PhD RN CRRN-A APRN BC, is an associate professor of nursing at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN.

  • James M. Mauk BS ChFC CASL

    PresidentSearch for more papers by this author
    • James M. Mauk, BS ChFC CASL, is president of Mauk Financial Solutions, LLC.

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Rehabilitation nurses, particularly those who work in geriatrics, recognize that the elderly have become increasingly heterogeneous, with many remaining active well into their 80s and beyond. As the baby boomers enter older adulthood, the senior healthcare market will be greatly affected. The areas of finance, economics, and marketing are seeing new trends that combine the expertise of financial planners with healthcare advisors and advocates for seniors. One emerging specialty area is financial gerontology. This article defines financial gerontology, presents emerging trends and certifications related to the field, and discusses implications for the rehabilitation nurse.