The home health care industry continues to grow as more aging Americans prefer to stay in their homes as long as possible. While this may sound like great news, many home care companies throughout the country are struggling to keep up with demand.
You know how important it is to be treated by physicians you trust in a facility you choose. Yet many people, when faced with an accident or illness while traveling, find themselves stuck in a hospital far from home – at the mercy of health or travel insurance companies in determining the “acceptability” of a facility and the “medical necessity” of a transfer home.
Would you believe that 1 in 5 families with children under age 18 does not have life insurance? As shocking as that may be to many of us, a 2018 study by LIMRA, a leading insurance and financial services trade organization, also found that 3 in 10 families would be in immediate financial trouble if a primary wage earner died. And, nearly half of respondents would experience financial adversity in just six months.
As Americans age, seniors are especially at risk of being injured by a fall. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Falls should not be considered a normal, expected result of aging. Nevertheless, they can be serious and costly for older adults.