The Future of Healthcare Resides in Your Home.
The old way of dealing with chronic health problems and the myriad of symptoms brought on by aging are simply too costly and all too ineffective for our current healthcare system.
In fact, a recent report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that in 2016 medical care spend in the U.S. was nearly twice as much as in 10 other high-income countries. That equals almost 18 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product, compared to 10 to 12 percent in the other 10 nations studied. Even more alarming, the JAMA paper reported those other 10 countries outperformed the U.S. on many population health outcomes. When you add the Unites States’ aging demographic, medical supply shortages, and prescription drug prices, the case for change is clear.
Lower costs, improved outcomes and better healthcare engagement:
Although change does not come easily, the wind is starting to blow in the right direction. The demand for in-home certified nursing assistants (CNA) and home health aides (HHA) has been exploding in recent years and is only expected to rise even further, said Kevin Crane Administrator at HCS Home Care a medical staffing and private care company.
These healthcare professionals help assist the chronically ill and elderly patients with a bevy of caregiver duties that fall between the gaps of assistance from family/friends and the traditional doctor office visits.
“Caregivers assist patients with a wide range of services, like: daily living activities (bathing, dressing and grooming), medication reminders, emotional support, grocery shopping, meal preparation, assistance to and the coordination of doctor appointments. Even laundry and basic house cleaning are part of a caregiver’s duty.” Said Kevin.
The result is lower medical costs, better outcomes, and better patient engagement. The future of healthcare will be in your home.