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Novel program provides companionship to geriatric patients

Myscience.org on March 3 published articles on the Care Companions Program at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, in which volunteers visit with geriatric patients who have few, if any, visitors. Dr. David Reuben, chief of the UCLA Geriatrics Program in Santa Monica and Westwood; Valerie Yeo, unit director, inpatient geriatrics unit in Santa Monica; and a program volunteer were quoted in the articles.