As the population of older adults in the United States increases, various individual and societal aspects of healthcare will be impacted, including access to care, health care costs, and Medicare/Medicaid funding.  Advancements in technology and medications allow older adults to live longer and healthier lives.  However, as individuals live longer healthcare professionals  need to address and treat chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease (CKD), all of which can have a detrimental effect on the older adult’s quality of life.