The issue of home healthcare has grown in popularity over the past few years. People have begun to speak out about the benefits of being able to age in the comfort of home versus in a nursing home or hospital. Much of this change is fueled by the fact that a large generation of people are reaching an older age. It is expected that just below 70 million people will be on Medicare by the year 2030. Many of these people would rather live out the rest of their lives at home, surrounded by comfort and family. This means there will be some big changes in home healthcare in the coming years.
Some companies have already begun to look into the future of healthcare by developing and creating new technology to assist patients at home. GE is one such company that has been working to develop products that would help assist a person in-home. Some such aids include a mirror that reads vitals and kitchen appliances that make operation and food preparation much easier. Companies, like GE, have looked into what the future home should look like from a realistic point of view. Technology has the ability to offer some wonderful, easy to use home health solutions. They will provide a safety aspect for patients, where families can worry less about their elderly loved ones. Using technology to advance home healthcare is an industry that is growing quickly. Because of this, aging from home is beginning to feel like a much more attainable goal.
Technology is not the only thing driving the push for home healthcare. More and more organizations are beginning to understand the benefits to patients when they can be home. Companies and groups are working hard to bridge the gap between doctors and patients and provide options for more care around the clock, without hospitalization or nursing homes. This type of care is made possible by Accountable Care Organizations, or ACO’s. ACO’s are basically the care team for patients. The creation of these groups, along with the amazing organizations working to pair them with patients, will greatly improve home healthcare options.
Pyramid Home Health Services is looking forward to the future of home health care. We believe that the quality of life for someone aging at home can, and will be, improved in coming years.