Longer life expectancy is a hallmark of the postmodern era. However, getting older does not always imply that you will live longer in excellent health. Primary health care services are frequently used by the elderly. Many elderly adults have health problems that don't necessitate hospitalisation but require medication, dietary changes, special equipment (such as a blood sugar monitor or walker), daily workouts, or other adjustments. Geriatric staff nurses specialise in caring for the elderly. Geriatric nurses are trained to recognise and treat the physical and mental health requirements of the elderly. They work to ensure that their patients' health is protected and that they can manage with changes in their mental and physical capacities as they age, so that they can remain independent and active for as long as possible. Working with the elderly must be a gratifying experience for geriatric nurses. They must be patient, listen carefully, and balance the requirements of their patients with the requests of family members, which can be conflicting.