PEOPLE ARE LIVING LONGER, BUT NOT NECESSARILY HEALTHY
One in five Americans will be classified as an older adult (over the age of 65) by 2030.
HOSPITALS DONT BENEFIT WITH LONGER PATIENT STAYS
Longer a Medicare patient stays in hospital, higher are losses for hospital system. They prefer home health systems and preventive care for older adults to minimize cost.
spend on NON-FATAL INJURIEs, is significantly more
According to the CDC, each year about $50 billion is spent on medical costs related to non-fatal fall injuries and $754 million is spent related to fatal falls in older adults.
Care at home is more preferred and cost effective
The cost to treat patients reduces by 80% in an outpatient (at home) versus inpatient (hospital) setting.
How to keep OLDER ADULTS out of hospitals?
Monitor situations like:
Sleeping & urination patterns
Engage & Act Proactively
Engage beneficiaries with information related to Pneumonia, UTI and other potential hazardous situations
Reduce hospital readmissions
Identify & prevent repeated behaviors which cause hospitalizations