April Physician Focus: Home Health Care

Baby boomers are flooding the ranks of senior citizens, the population is rapidly aging, and the Centers for Disease Control says life expectancy has hit an all-time high of 78 years. The rates of chronic diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s are rising. Concern mounts to control soaring health costs. And more and more elderly people want to stay in their homes. 

That’s a formula for a dramatic rise in home health services, the subject of the April edition of Physician Focus, the Medical Society’s monthly health care television program.

Hosted by primary care physician Mavis Jaworski, M.D., (left, in photo), the April program features Robert Schreiber, M.D., (right) Physician-in-Chief at Hebrew Senior Life of Boston, and Pat Kelleher (center), Executive Director of the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts. The discussion examines many aspects of home health care, including who is eligible for services, the kinds of services available, and what issues need to be considered when thinking about home care for a family member.   

Physician Focus is distributed to public access television stations throughout Massachusetts and is available for viewing online at www.physicianfocus.org

For a print article on the topic by Dr. Schreiber and Ms. Kelleher, click here.

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