Side Effects Logo Master File
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Business of Healthcare

House Calls Could Improve Care of Elderly

DementiaCare_0.jpg
Gerd Altmann/Creative Commons
/

The elderly population in America is set to double over the next fifty years.  There will be 98 million elderly people - those 65 or older- by 2060, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.  This aging population is going to bring new healthcare challenges and states seeing the biggest increases
--Alaska, Colorado, Nevada, Georgia and Arizona--are looking for innovations to help address the coming grey tide. Arizona is finding house calls could be one way to improve patient well being, as well as decreasing costs

Dementia care of future may be at home