Online demand for home health is on the rise

Online demand for home health services is on the rise, according to a recent article from Home Health News.

Caregiver resource sites like Care.com and LivingSenior.com have seen an uptick in requests for in-home care information and services, said representatives:

  • Care.com, an online site that connects families with care providers, reported that roughly 80% of the customers they speak with are trying “really hard” to stay at home
  • A representative from LivingSenior.com says the company has seen a “substantial increase” in traffic to its growing In-Home Care category

Trends among “care connector” sites like the ones above are a good gauge of healthcare preferences among seniors. With more caregivers turning to social networking sites for guidance and support, the increased demand for home health information and resources on these sites reflects what we already know: that 89% of seniors prefer to “age in place,  in the comfort of their own homes. 

Online caregiver sites and social media networks will be interesting spaces to watch in the coming months, as more of these sites are adding home health topics, resources and providers to meet the demand.

 

Do you work with “care connector” sites or use social media to reach potential patients? Have you seen similar patterns of demand? We’d love to hear from you. 

Patient Perspective: Meet Georgia

Meet Georgia*, a Floridian in her late 80s with a history of heart and lung disease. Georgia was living on her own until she was hospitalized for lung complications, but medical and safety issues prevented her from returning to her independent lifestyle.

With the help of a skilled home healthcare program, Georgia was able to resume activities of daily life, receive assistance from programs like Meals on Wheels, and manage her medical conditions from home.

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Independence Starts at Home

Tomorrow we come together to celebrate our nation’s independence with family, friends, food and fireworks. It’s a great time to reflect on what it means to be free.

For many Americans who are ill or aging, independence means the ability to receive quality care in the comfort of their own homes. Home healthcare is more than a team of doctors, nurses, therapists and aides providing quality, medically advanced care in the home: it is the right to remain independent as long as possible. At the Partnership, we work every day to bring this right to a growing number of Americans who prefer to receive healthcare at home.

Home is comfortable. Home is familiar. Home is where most people want to be while ill or recovering.

Being sick or recovering from surgery can drastically change a life, but the ability to age and get well in the comfort of your own home, surrounded by friends and family keeps the spirit of independence alive. That’s something we’re proud to work for every day.

Wishing you a happy, healthy Fourth of July from your friends at the Partnership!