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Infographic: How Will Aging Baby Boomers Challenge Healthcare?

August 9th, 2017 by Melanie Matthews

By 2029, the last of the Baby Boom generation will reach retirement age. As this population gets older, they present increasing challenges but also opportunities for the U.S. healthcare system, according to a new infographic by Adventist University’s Masters in Health Administration program.

The infographic examines Baby Boomers and their health; health spending on Baby Boomers; the challenges Baby Boomers bring to the healthcare system; and strategies to address the healthcare needs of Baby Boomers.

From home sensors that track daily motion and sleep abnormalities to video visits via teleconferencing, Humana’s nine pilots of remote patient monitoring test technologies to keep the frail elderly at home as long as possible. When integrated with telephonic care management, remote monitoring has helped to avert medical emergencies and preventable hospitalizations among individuals with serious medical and functional challenges.

In Remote Patient Monitoring for Enhanced Care Coordination: Technology to Manage an Aging Population, Gail Miller, vice president of telephonic clinical operations in Humana’s care management organization, Humana Cares/SeniorBridge, reviews Humana’s expanded continuum of care aimed at improving health outcomes, increasing satisfaction and reducing overall healthcare costs with a more holistic approach.

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Infographic: A Short Look at Long-term Care for Seniors

September 16th, 2013 by Jackie Lyons

Under the ACA, there are provisions for states to expand Medicaid to help people receive long-term care (LTC) services. Still, as baby boomers age, the need for LTC increases.

Thirty-five percent of U.S. adults 40 years or older say they have set aside money for their long-term needs, according to a new infographic from the Journal of the American Medical Association. This infographic also includes information about the number of seniors who will need LTC, the role of Medicaid as the primary payor for LTC, the shifting of Medicaid spending from institutional-based care toward community-based care and more.

A Short Look at Long-term Care for Seniors

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