The three-month study provides free on-demand rides to medical appointments and social activities for select patients over age 60 in Los Angeles.
The recently released United Health Foundation’s 2018 America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report dives into this issue, including finding that older adults who live in rural areas often experience poorer health outcomes and receive fewer preventive services than those in urban and suburban environments.
Data released by the United Health Foundation’s 2019 America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report reveal there are 550,000 more home health care workers than last year – a 21 percent rate increase per 1,000 adults age 75 and older.
Seniors have increasing access to home-based care and support services that may help them continue to live at home, according to the 2019 America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a blueprint this spring to lower prescription drug prices and out-of-pocket costs. One piece of that plan is to allow step therapy for physician-administered drugs covered under Medicare Part B.
UnitedHealthcare has now provided more than 5 million in-home clinical visits through its HouseCalls program, bringing potentially life-saving preventive care to people enrolled in its Medicare Advantage plans in the comfort of their homes.
America's seniors are seeing improvements in clinical care but are facing significant economic barriers to better health, according to the key findings from United Health Foundation's fifth annual America's Health Rankings Senior Report.
Each year the United States of Aging Survey — conducted by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), National Council on Aging (NCOA) and UnitedHealthcare — polls U.S. adults 60 and older for their insights on how older Americans are preparing for their later years, and what communities can do to better support this growing population. New in 2015, the survey also polled professionals who work closely with older adults, including Area Agencies on Aging staff, credit union managers, primary care physicians and pharmacists, to gain their perspectives on the challenges older Americans face as they age.
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Increasing rates of diabetes and obesity among middle-aged Americans, coupled with the massive growth in the senior population over the next 15 years, are likely to significantly affect the health and quality of life for the next generation of seniors.