Falls are a serious matter, especially for older adults. In fact, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for older Americans. Every year falls send more than 2 million seniors to the hospital, and a great deal of them are unable to return to independent living. Every second of every day in the United States an older adult falls. Elly Kleinman, President, and CEO of the Americare Companies has taken a stand to address this growing public health issue and promote evidence based prevention programs and strategies to reduce the number of falls in older adults.
Home care is an array of health and support services provided in homes, retirement communities and other community settings to people with complex and multiple chronic conditions (heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes) or rehabilitative health care needs. The main goal is to help your loved ones sustain and maintain their quality of life in the comfort and safety of their own home. Services offered through home care programs include assessments, education, nursing and rehabilitation, personal assistance with daily living activities, help with everyday activities, and support.
For those of you who know Americare, it will come as no great surprise to learn that once again we have received the top rating possible by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for quality of patient care.
Our 5 stars rating – the second year in a row that Americare has received this top ranking from CMS – is more than just a number. It’s a badge of honor that we wear proudly, showing our patients and their families that Americare is dedicated to providing quality and compassionate care. Continue reading “Americare Does It Again – 5 Stars!”
Home health care service is not only the fastest growing healthcare industry, but it is also expected to become the fastest-growing industry in the United States overall, which will open new jobs. For quite some time, we have companies such as Elly Kleinman’s Americare, that provide a range of skilled nursing and other health care services in this industry, and in addition to that offer personal care services to patients in their homes. As the number of chronic conditions and functional impairments that people have continues to rise, so does the utilization of home health care. In recent years, the overall use of home health care services has increased, reflecting the ever-increasing growth of the aging population and the rise of the above mentioned chronic conditions.
Year after year, since the beginning in 1982, Elly Kleinman Americare Companies founder seeks new ways to transform American healthcare and meet the needs of patients in the evolving U.S. healthcare system. But in order to meet the future needs, home healthcare providers need to explore new trends and see how consumers are relating to that. When it comes to understanding the role of home healthcare services and how to integrate home healthcare into new models for the delivery of care and the future healthcare marketplace, there are some key reforms and investments in workforce, technologies, and research that can leverage the role of home healthcare and can help clarify the value of home healthcare. In the past couple of years we have seen an increasing demand for caregivers. As of the second half of 2014, around 40 million Americans were serving as caregivers, a figure which is expected to reach 45 million by 2020, caring for over 117 million people.