Due to the aging population, the healthcare industry is becoming the largest employer in the United States. With all the money spent on Medicare and Medicaid, subsidized private insurances and healthcare benefits for government employees and veterans, health-care employment will thrive for decades.
Fall prevention can be as simple as creating a safe living environment. Research shows that achieving a minimum of 50 hours of exercise over a six month period can effectively reduce the risk of falls for seniors. Although falls can occur anywhere, most recorded falls take place in the home.
The decision to either stay home or move to an alternative location for care can be complicated for senior citizens with multiple chronic conditions. By providing integrated home care services, it can reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and readmissions.