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Everyday 10,000 Americans turn 65. 

 
 

Per the US Census Bureau, there were 76 million people born between the years 1946 and 1964, the traditional window for the baby boom generation. That means they will reach 65 over a 19-year period. The US Census Bureau estimated by 2030, more than 20% of the US population will be over 65.  By 2050, the surviving baby boomers will be over 85.  

The physical, social, and mental health needs of an aging population are the focus of much dialogue at local, state and federal levels.  How will society handle the growing needs of our communities?   

 

Keeping Seniors in our Communities:

The Measurable Need

Source: Indiana PACE Geographic Market Analysis by Myers and Stauffer LC for Indiana Family & Social Services Administration, June 2016

Of the nearly 870,000 Hoosiers, 7.5% of seniors over 65 admit to struggling with two out of the six activities of daily living (eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring and continence) and 14.3% struggle with "living independently" conducting errands alone such as visiting a doctor's office or shopping.


Image Source: U.S. Census Bureau June 2017

Image Source: U.S. Census Bureau June 2017

Aging in place often requires creative solutions to keep seniors safe.


Nearly 61% of Americans over 65 face multiple chronic conditions.

In five years, Indiana has seen growth in individuals over 65 with a chronic condition and 6+ chronic conditions.

Indiana Scorecard:

The Long-Term Services & Supports 

 
 

The Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) State Scorecard—a compilation of state data and analysis—showcases measures of state performance for creating a high-quality system of care in order to drive progress toward improvement in services for older adults and people with physical disabilities, and their family caregivers. The focus is on state-level data because our country does not have a single national system to address LTSS needs.

LTSS consist of a broad range of day-to-day help needed by people with long-term conditions, disabilities, or frailty. This can include personal care (bathing, dressing, toileting); complex care (medications, wound care); help with housekeeping, transportation, paying bills, and meals; and other ongoing social services.

LTSS may be provided in the home, in assisted living and other supportive housing settings, in nursing facilities, and in integrated settings such as those that provide both health care and supportive services. LTSS also include supportive services provided to family members and other unpaid caregivers.

Per Orion Bell, President & CEO at CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions, "more than 80 percent of Indiana’s spending for long-term supportive services is for institutional care. Only 28 percent of Medicaid-eligible recipients of long-term care services first receive those services in the home."

"Improving long-term supportive services is ultimately a community challenge. It will take a coordinated effort among all stakeholders to do it. Older adults, people with disabilities, family caregivers, service providers, advocates and public officials should see the latest LTSS Scorecard not as a sign of failure, but as a call to action. We know we can do better.  And, there’s nowhere to go but up."

Link to report → 

 

 

51

Indiana's State ranking

27%

Home Health Patients with Hospital Admission

 

8.1%

Nursing Home REsidents have low care needs

0 out of 9

Score for supporting working caregivers

 

Keeping seniors in our communities

Impact.

 

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KayBee.Us is here for you.

 

A senior concierge business providing solutions and resources for caregivers and seniors.

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