Preparing for a growing senior population

Approximately 76 million baby boomers are expected to reach retirement age in the next 7-10 years. Overall advancements in health, nutrition and technology have increased the average life expectancy. With both the population and medical technology increasing, preparing for next-age steps in life has become increasingly important.

According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, annually 6.3 million seniors receive assistance from one of five main long-term care services: adult day service centers, residential care communities, hospices, nursing home and home health agencies. Additionally, 70% of seniors will need some sort of long-term care during their lifetime. As the senior population continues to grow, the healthcare industry will see a large spike in the demand for care of these individuals. One of the biggest questions that looms as the baby boomer population ages – are healthcare professions and medical institutions prepared?

Medical issues for seniors are also complex, with 60% of elders having more than one chronic condition. This puts even more pressure on the long-term care industry to be prepared to treat seniors with a wide array of medical issues. Furthermore, it forces families to assess their options in choosing which type of care facility is best for their loved one.

Deciding where to place yourself or a loved one can be a very challenging decision. Each type of long-term care facility offers different care options, medical choices, and levels of independence. Plus, cost is an important factor that must be considered. The cost of relocation from the hospital, to short-term rehabilitation, to long-term care can be extensive and can put a financial strain on families. So why not find a facility that is prepared for this spike in a demand; a facility that offers the full range of post-acute services and limits, if not eliminates, the need for relocation? With Invigorate Healthcare, you can.

At Invigorate Healthcare, we offer a complete continuum of post-acute care services. No need to worry about transitioning from facility to facility, or shuffling from doctor to doctor. Our teams are made up of professionals from all areas of the healthcare industry. From physicians to speech therapists to recreational specialists, we have it all, right on-site.

Not sure what services you or your loved one needs? We work one-on-one with each resident to determine an action plan for success. Upon admission to one of our Invigorate Healthcare facilities, residents receive an assessment by members of our interdisciplinary team to determine what therapeutic and skilled nursing option would maximize their health outcomes.

Based on this assessment, our team develops a specially tailored clinical program for each one of our residents. Together, we determine what path would best lead them to their greatest healthcare potential.  Our sole purpose is to partner with each resident to reach his or her highest level of possible health outcomes.

We know the baby boomer population is aging and Invigorate Healthcare is prepared to provide all levels of care. We have the experience and the professionals in place to provide the services that you and your loved ones need. So as you are reviewing your options, remember that Invigorate Healthcare is here to simplify your decision.

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