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Home Health Patients Versus All Medicare Beneficiaries

Home Health versus All Medicare Beneficiaries Medicare home health beneficiaries are poorer, older and sicker than the Medicare population as a whole. Home Health Medicare BENEFICIARIES BENEFICIARIES Nearly 25.5% Are Older Than 85 Fewer than 11.8% Are Older Than 85 73% earn an income below 200% FPL 38% earn an income below 200% FPL Federal Poverty Level Federal Poverty Level 86% Have 66% Have Three or More Chronic Conditions Three or More Chronic Conditions 22.5% Have Two or More ADL Limitations 5.5% Have Two or More ADL Limitations Activities of Daily Living Activities of Daily Living 46% Report being in Fair to Poor Health 25.3% Report being in Fair to Poor Health 38.9% Live Alone 30.3% Live Alone Additional factors demonstrate Medicare home health patients are financially vulnerable ... 78% of Medicare's Home Healthcare Patients are Non Dual-Eligible patients, & are not covered by Medigap insurance. ... And they overwhelming prefer to receive care at home 89% of Seniors Say They Want to Live Independently & Remain in Their Home. For The Most Common Chronic Conditions Treated By Home Health: Hypertension Y Heart disease Y Diabetes Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Osteoarthritis M Vascular disease Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME http://www.ahhqi.org/images/pdf/home-health-chartbook.pdf http://homehealth4america.org/media-center/attach/129-3.pdf %24

Home Health Patients Versus All Medicare Beneficiaries

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While all Medicare beneficiaries are in need of healthcare services, home healthcare beneficiaries are typically more vulnerable than the average Medicare patient. They are older, more likely to live ...

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