The TeamLife Care Continuum: The 5H’s
As we age, good health ensures independence, security and keeping busy. Millions of seniors are impacted by 4 major issues causing unhealthy outcomes. Here are the facts noted below:
Chronic Illness: 77% of older adults have at least two (2) of the four (4) chronic diseases: heart, cancer, stroke, diabetes. These four diseases cause 2/3 of total U.S. deaths in one year.
Chronic diseases account for 75% of the money spent on healthcare, yet only 1% of health dollars are spent on proactive approach to improving overall health.
Diabetes: 23% of Americans aged 60+ have diabetes.
Falls: Every 15 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 29 minutes, an older adult dies following a fall.
Mental Illness: One in four older adults experiences some form of mental illness including depression, anxiety disorders, and dementia. This number is expected to double to 15.5 million by 2030. Depression, through isolation and loneliness, affects seven million older Americans, and many do not receive treatment.
TeamLife focuses on proactive action to create healthy outcomes for all our extraordinary clients, patients and their families. Our goal is to create healthy outcomes for those who need both home services and post acute medical care at home. Delivering “Healthy Outcomes” is the TeamLife motto that ultimately reduces hospital occurrences and eliminates hospital readmissions. Our customized proactive care plan approach for our clients, patients and their families differentiates TeamLife from all the other health@home agencies. Call TeamLife today for your “care continuum” needs.