Home health care for the elderly is an integral part of primary health. It helps individuals to improve function and live with greater independence, to promote the client’s optimal level of well-being and to assist the patient to remain at home, avoiding hospitalization or admission to long-term care institutions. So, if you are living with a prolonged illness, have physical or developmental disabilities, recovering from surgery or you’re simply facing the challenges of aging, home care can help you maintain your regular daily activities in the comfortable surroundings of your own home.
Home health covers a wide range of services including occupational and physical therapy, speech therapy, skilled nursing and medical social services. It may involve helping older adults with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and eating. It can also include assistance with cooking, cleaning, other housekeeping, and monitoring one’s medication regimen. Elly Kleinman, Americare Companies President and CEO, provides care to patients in a unique setting.
Companies active in the home health care scene, provide care centered on the patients’ needs and abilities. Their goal is to help patients recover to the fullest extent possible as quickly as their treatment allows. For decades now, Elly Kleinman, Americare CEO, has been working with some of the country’s best physicians, trained to provide care designed specifically to the patients’ needs and abilities, regardless whether they need skilled nursing and rehabilitation or non-medical personal assistance.
As you all know, the average age of residents in the United States is continually increasing. The number of Americans age 65 and older is expected to double in the next four decades, from 43.1 million in 2012 to 83.7 million by 2050, according to Elly Kleinman from Americare Companies. The number of people 85 and older is projected to triple, from 5.8 million to 19 million. The fact that more people will require assistance as they move through their 70s and into their 80s and 90s, while more experienced professionals retire, will place significant pressure on the home health care industry.
Today’s older adults use medical services more than preceding generations. They also have different illnesses. In addition to that, as they age, more and more seniors are preferring to stay at home, even if they start struggling with their daily activities. As they choose to age at home, they may need more help in order to remain safe, which means more in-home care support services will be required.