Financial Burden Of Paid Home Care On Older Adults
According to an article in the June 2019 issue of the journal Health Affairs, paid home care can significantly improve the lives of older adults with disabilities and their families, but recipients often incur substantial out-of-pocket spending. Researchers simulated the financial burden of paid home care for a nationally representative sample of non-Medicaid community-dwelling adults aged sixty-five and older. Researchers found that 74% could fund at least two years of a moderate amount of paid home care if they liquidated all of their assets, and 58% could fund at least two years of an extensive amount of paid home care. Among older adults with significant disabilities, however, only 57% could fund at least two years of moderate paid home care by liquidating all of their assets, and 40% could fund at least two years of extensive paid home care. This form of care could become less affordable if growing labor shortages raise future costs. The article can be obtained here.
Faith-Health Collaboration To Improve Community And Population Health
On March 22, 2018, an ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine planned and convened a one-day public workshop that explored challenges and opportunities for health sector actors that engage with faith-based health assets. The workshop provided an overview of faith-based assets in communities and their relationship to population health and the work of health improvement; highlighted areas where faith-based health assets are using evidence to inform their work and demonstrating effectiveness in improving health outcomes; provided examples of effective partnerships involving faith-based health assets; and shared lessons learned from working with faith-based assets that could contribute toward principles for engagement for health care organizations and public health agencies. The workshop proceedings can be obtained here.
Family Care-Giving Roles In Medical Product Development
For the first time, a newly-released report, resulting from a one-day summit, “Paving the Path for Family-Centered Design: A National Report on Family Caregiver Roles in Medical Product Development,” explores the vital roles that family caregivers can play in shaping biomedical research and development, regulatory decision-making, and healthcare delivery. Specifically, the report begins a dialogue on how to incorporate the critical knowledge of caregivers in developing pharmaceutical products, biotechnology therapies, and medical devices. It presents recommendations for leveraging the enormous and largely untapped reservoir of information and observations of caregivers about the conditions their care recipients experience and health outcomes. Approximately 43.5 million individuals provide unpaid caregiving services to Americans of all ages, 60% of whom have a long-term health condition. The report can be obtained here.
2018 National Health Interview Survey Selected Estimates
Early released measures based on selected estimates in the 2018 National Health Survey provide valuable information on a wide range of topics, including health insurance coverage, places to go for health care, obesity, and personal care needs. The measures can be obtained here.
More Articles from TRENDS June 2019
TENTATIVE V. DEFINING CRITERIA
Indicates how formulations, such as paradigms have the potential to blind advocates of various interventions to the actual worth of whatever is being proposed. Read More
PRESIDENT’S CORNER—ASAHP MEMBER FOCUS
Gwendolyn Mahon from Rutgers University is featured in this issue of TRENDS. Read More
SPENDING LEGISLATION TAKES SHAPE
Describes a bill passed in the House of Representatives to fund the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS). Read More
HEALTH REFORM DEVELOPMENTS
Discusses efforts to meet health challenges in rural areas, savings from Accountable Care Organizations, and a hearty perennial of the Affordable Care Act disputes. Read More
DEVELOPMENTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Summarizes renewed efforts to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, launch of a Federal Work-Study Experiment, and proposed federal rules affecting accreditation, innovation, and other topics. Read More
QUICK STAT (SHORT, TIMELY, AND TOPICAL)
Prescriptions Filled By Americans in 2018
Dental Care Among Adults Aged 65 Years And Older
3-D Print Flexible Mesh For Knee And Ankle Braces
Using Pig Brains To Understand Human Brain Function Read More
ASAHP SUMMIT ON ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AND CLINICAL PRACTICE
Mentions the 2nd Annual ASAHP Summit co-hosted by Kindred Healthcare and Saint Louis University’s Doisy College of Health Sciences that was conducted on May 31, 2019 at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, MO. Read More
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AS A HEALTH MANAGEMENT TOOL
Refers to the use of AI to address the issue of ‘bounded rationality” in the context of antibiotic prescribing and antimicrobial resistance. Read More