Living longer than any generation before us
Adults aged 85 and older are the fastest growing segment of our population and according to the US Commerce Department Bureau of Census, will account
for 1 in 4 seniors and 5% of all Americans by 2050.
New era of challenges
An AARP survey conducted in 2006 found that nearly 90% of seniors want to stay in their homes as long as possible. But with that longevity, we are challenged with more chronic illness and a decline in functionality that threatens our independence.
• 1 in 5 seniors have 5 or more chronic conditions1
• 2 in 5 seniors will require long-term care2
• One-third of Americans aged 85 and older have Alzheimer's Disease3
These limitations can wreak havoc on the quality of life of those experiencing this decline and the support systems around them.
• 1 in 5 seniors who are discharged from a hospital are rehospitalized within 30 days4
• 1 in 3 are rehospitalized within 90 days5
• Seniors account for 12% of the U.S. population but more than one-third of hospitalizations and almost half of total hospital costs.6
Helping people remain well enough so they don’t need to go to the hospital
Care Management Services can greatly improve health outcomes, alleviate stress and increase function. It is now recognized that when patients with complicated medical, functional and cognitive conditions receive care coordination in the home by specially trained geriatric care managers, hospitalizations and emergency room admissions are substantially reduced. Improved outcomes also benefit the support system around individuals receiving care.
1LewinGroup analysis of 2006 Medical Expenditures Panel Survey, 2010
2LewinGroup analysis of 2006 Medical Expenditures Panel Survey, 2010
3Alzheimer’s Association. 2015 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
4Jencks, New England Journal of Medicine, 2009
5Jencks, New England Journal of Medicine, 2009
6The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation analysis of 2006 Medical Expenditures Survey, 2010