May 23, 2023
Older Americans Month
Older Americans MonthMay marks Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate the lives and contributions of people ages 65 and older. Older Americans are living longer, more productive lives than ever before, and they constitute a growing segment of the U.S. population. According to the 2020 Census, more than 55 million people aged 65 and older live in America today, and those numbers will grow in the coming years. By 2030, every member of the Baby Boomer generation will be over 65. By 2040, 22% of the U.S. population will be over the age of 65. Aging and retirement bring new opportunities for community and family engagement, but they can also bring new health concerns. As our older Americans age, they should know the options they have in their healthcare journey.
What Is Home Health Care?The majority of older adults prefer to live at home, even if they have health conditions that require frequent care. Home health care services allow individuals with long-term or chronic conditions or people recovering from an illness or injury to be in a comfortable, stress-free environment while still getting the support they need. Home care can be a short-term or long-term service. Choosing home health may prevent unnecessary hospitalizations in the future and speed up recovery. Home health care services can be adapted to the individual’s needs. Home health provides work with the individual’s doctor to make a care plan. Each plan will be tailored to the health and well-being of the person receiving care. Our services ensure that the home environment is conducive to supporting the healthcare needs of older adults. Our care providers focus on the following:
- Hospital-to-home transition following an illness or injury
- Patient and caregiver education
- Managing chronic health conditions, such as heart disease, pulmonary disease, or kidney disease