New York has been a hub of enterprise and innovation for generations. It is one of the preeminent business centers of the world and it makes sense that the leading industries would establish themselves in New York. That goes for technology, finance, and home health care.
The home care industry is booming, and for good reason. The baby boomer generation — those Americans born shortly after World War II through the early to mid-1960s — are now retiring. They are also dealing with increased health issues that can affect their ability to remain independent during their Golden Years.
Home health care provides the option to allow these 70-somethings, 80-somethings, and older Americans to remain home as opposed to nursing homes and hospital environments. Home care improves the quality of life for aging Americans.
According to The Buffalo News blog, Another Voice: In-home health care enhances patients’ quality of life, written Brach Myers:
“Increasingly, leading in-home care providers are focusing on the natural care continuum and moving to a joint venture model – partnering with local hospitals to provide a broad spectrum of expertise and allowing each partner to focus on their strengths. Specifically, this means allowing hospitals to outsource their home health programs to home health agencies, freeing up funds to be better invested in acute care.”
As a natural care continuum, more Americans are turning to home health care when they need short and long-term assistance with a variety of circumstances, including mobility, Activities of Daily Living, and even recovering from any number of health issues or injuries.
As home care continues to incorporate more medical disciplines into its folds, it adds more options for a growing number of retired Americans. It is far more cost-effective to receive care at home than in a medical facility. The quality of care at home is also improving as the Buffalo News article also noted:
“The care offered by home health agencies has proved to be high-quality, comprehensive, and safe. The same medical professionals you’d expect to see in a long-term care facility – physicians, specialists, nurses, and therapists – provide individual care tailored to each patient’s unique clinical and personal needs.”
When these types of services help to enhance quality of life, safety, and comfort for aging Americans, it makes sense that the in-home health care sector continues to be the number one job creator in the country. There’s no sign of slowing down and for those looking for a valued investment, home care is certainly a great place to start.
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