Join us at the 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults
April 14-18, 2020, Honolulu, HI.
Earn up to 18 CNE hours.
MINNETONKA, Minn. (May 15, 2019) – Seniors have increasing access to home-based care and support services that may help them continue to live at home, according to a new report benchmarking the health of seniors in America.
Data released by the United Health Foundation’s 2019 America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report reveal there are 550,000 more home health care workers than last year – a 21 percent rate increase per 1,000 adults age 75 and older. Medicare decedents’ use of hospice care, which can be provided while living at home, has increased in all 50 states and 48 percent overall since 2013. Additionally, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) now serves 5.4 million eligible seniors, a 13 percent increase since 2015.