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  NAHC Report: Issue# 2685, 6/16/2015
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GAO: 12 Million Seniors Not Receiving Needed Home-Based Care
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For Your Information: Early Registration Ends June 23rd for the 2015 Financial Management Conference & Exposition
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GAO: 12 Million Seniors Not Receiving Needed Home-Based Care

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported this month that an estimated 75 percent of seniors who likely need home-based care are not receiving such home-based services.

In the report, GAO analyzed the most recent data available from two national surveys, the 2013 Current Population Survey (CPS) and the 2012 Health and Retirement Study (HRS).  To estimate the number of seniors who likely need home-based care, GAO analyzed 2012 HRS data on the number of respondents “age 60 and older who reported having difficulty with one or more daily activities and whether they received help.” 

“An estimated 27 percent (about 16 million) of older adults from all income levels report difficulties with one or more daily activities, indicating they may need home-based care, according to our analysis of 2012 HRS data,” GAO wrote in the report.  “Two-thirds or more of these older adults either receive no help, or receive help with some, but not all, of their difficulties—either formally from sources such as Title III programs and Medicaid or informally through family members.  Specifically, between approximately 67 and 78 percent do not receive help with all identified difficulties, depending on the number and type of difficulty.”

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Latest Industry-Leading Products and Services for Home Care and Hospice Featured at the Financial Management Conference & Exposition

As previously reported, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice along with the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association (HHFMA) is holding its annual Financial Management Conference & Exposition (FMC) from June 28 to June 30, at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference focuses on hot topics for home care and hospice executives. It will draw home care and hospice finance professionals as well as companies exhibiting the latest products and services for our industry.

FMC attendees can visit with company representatives during receptions, networking events and in-booth educational events.

The following companies will exhibit at FMC for the first time:

  • AMR (American Medical Response)
  • BankFinancial, F.S.B
  • Care Monitoring 2000, LLC
  • Enclara Pharmacia
  • J. Brasch CO., LLC
  • SigmaCare

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Early Registration Ends June 23rd for the 2015 Financial Management Conference & Exposition

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) announced details regarding the Home Health Track at the 2015 Financial Management Conference & Exposition.  Conference participants will have the opportunity to choose one among four education tracks, including: the Home Health Track, the Hospice Track, the Innovations Track, and the Leadership Track.

For more details and to register for the Financial Management Conference, please click here.

 

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