Health Aspects

Reducing the Cost of Health

Advances in healthcare and fitness have succeeded in helping people live longer, but the gains have not translated to healthier lives in later life. Studies suggest that as people age, the risk of chronic disease increases leading to higher healthcare spending in later years. Rising health expenditures of older adults puts increasing pressure on Medicare in the US and similar programmes in countries around the world.

Reducing the Cost of Health

Advances in healthcare and fitness have succeeded in helping people live longer, but the gains have not translated to healthier lives in later life. Studies suggest that as people age, the risk of chronic disease increases leading to higher healthcare spending in later years. Rising health expenditures of older adults puts increasing pressure on Medicare in the US and similar programmes in countries around the world.

A recent in-depth research study of chronic medical conditions accounts for the majority of healthcare utilization in older patients using emergency response. Results suggest that emergency response data combined with electronic medical records data can provide useful insights that can be used to improve health outcomes in older patients. This study, the first to evaluate healthcare and PERS utilizations in a large cohort of patients revealed key findings. Among them VIDAPOINT can be useful in chronic disease management programs. VIDAPOINT complements most integrative care systems by facilitating rapid response when a patient engages the personal help button.

Another study showed that 1 year after receiving a personal emergency response unit, patients experienced decreased levels of fear, stress and anxiety about their well-being. These physiological effects can contribute to improved self-efficacy for self-care and improve clinical outcomes in chronic disease management.

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