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The Challenges Faced in Healthcare Today

The numbers are in, and they show growing challenges in healthcare. Caring for seniors requires a unified team to meet today's demands. Skip to sources.

 

Improved recoveries and reduced admissions start here

Healthcare is ever evolving. All providers are encouraged to innovate. Let's work together to create an effective coordinated continuum of care to meet new goals for cost-efficient, quality care and accessibility for patients. Homewatch CareGivers plays an essential role in that continuum.

We handle the baths, the meals, and more

Highly trained caregivers help patients with everyday things that are essential to health and wellness - everything from preparing healthy meals to bathing, supporting adherence to medication schedules, and helping your patients get around the house that is kept safe and clean.

The Homewatch CareGivers' approach to care helps avoid the setbacks that can lead to expensive and difficult readmissions to the healthcare system. As a result, we achieve the aim of reducing costs and improving outcomes while patients can remain in their homes.

It all starts by working together. Let's start, today.

How Homewatch CareGivers supports patients and families

Communication
Communication
We keep care providers posted on issues that are critical to avoiding complications - everything from changes in cognition, to identification of red flags, to changes in family dynamics.
Transportation
Transportation
We drive patients for procedures, follow-up appointments and errands when patients should not be driving and no family caregiver is available.
Meal Preparation
Meal Preparation
We support patients in meeting dietary restrictions through shopping and meal preparation of healthy options, while honoring cultural traditions.
Medications
Medications
To improve adherence, we handle medication reminders including when and how to take them. Additionally, family and care providers are notified of missed dosages and undesirable side-effects.
Safety
Safety
Our trained caregivers address risks associated with memory impairments such as wandering from home or leaving the stove on. They also address risks associated with impaired functional status such as falls, particularly associated with bathing and transfers.
Companionship/Engagement
Companionship/ Engagement
By helping patients stay engaged in their lives, we help them stay engaged in their care.

Sources

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One in nine people age 65 and older have Alzheimer's disease.

Source Information:
Alzheimer's Association 2016 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures

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80% of Americans over 65 have multiple chronic conditions

Source information:
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Multiple Chronic Conditions Chartbook
2010 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data


Additional source information:
US National Library of Medicine,National Institutes of Health

Public Health Rep. 2011 Jul-Aug; 126(4): 460–471.
PMCID: PMC3115206
Managing Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Strategic Framework for Improving Health Outcomes and Quality of Life
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 1 in 3 seniors have a fall each year.

Source Information:
National Institute on Health
NIHSeniorHealth
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In 2013, direct medical costs for falls—what patients and insurance companies pay—totaled $34 billion.

Source Information:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Costs of Falls Among Older Adults


By 2050, nearly 50% of the population will be non-white, with differing ethnic and cultural traditions in diet and healthcare consumption.

Source Information:

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
The State of Aging and Health in America 2013



Loneliness has twice the impact on early death as obesity does.

Source Information:

UChicagoNews
AAAS 2014: Loneliness is a major health risk for older adults



Up to 70% nonadherence when regimens are complex and/or require lifestyle changes.

Source Information:

US National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health

THE CHALLENGE OF PATIENT ADHERENCE



Annual cost of medication mismanagement.

Source Information:

US National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health

ADHERENCE AND HEALTH CARE COSTS



50% of seniors do not take medications properly.

Source Information:

US National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health

Medication Adherence: WHO Cares?

 


Estimated yearly Medicare spending by 2023.

Source Information:
Congress of the United States Congressional Budget Office
Federal Health Care Spending: Why is it Growing? What could be done about it?

 



90% of seniors have difficulty utilizing health information resources.

Source Information:

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
The State of Aging and Health in America 2013