The home health care industry in North America is growing at a rapid rate – and so is North America’s elderly population. In fact, by 2030, all baby boomers will be over the age of 65. This means that  one in every five people in North America will be considered a senior.

And with a growing elderly population comes the need for more health care services, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and home health care.

With health care services in high demand, more and more people are turning to affordable alternatives like home health care and in-home nursing. This is because most insurance policies do not cover long-term care, and neither does Medicare.

Here is more information about the growing need for in-home care and in-home nurses.

Chronic Conditions

Over two-thirds of the elderly population in America have chronic conditions, and the type of treatment for these chronic conditions differs from acute care. It is easier for elderly people to receive treatment for certain chronic conditions at home rather than at a care facility. As the elderly population continues to grow, the need for in-home nurses to administer treatments for these chronic conditions will grow.

In addition to this, home health care allows seniors to receive treatment and health care services from the comfort of their own home and familiar surroundings, which is better for their recovery and overall morale.

In-Home Nurses Help Manage Recovery

In-home nurses can help manage recovery after surgery or illness by administering medication, assisting with wound care and rehabilitation services, and more. This type of home health care is also usually covered by Medicare. Another benefit of in-home care is that it allows the senior to feel independent and comfortable in their own home and also improves their quality of life during the recovery process.

The need for in-home nurses continues to grow as more people seek out affordable options as they approach their senior years. In-home nurses can provide many different types of health care to patients. They also help patients achieve their health goals and help with recovery, all while remaining cost-effective.

Contact AGTA Home Health Care Services Today

With a growing senior population comes an increase in chronic illness, which results in an increased demand for long term services and health care services. If you have a loved one who requires health care assistance, it may be time to consider in-home nursing. If you are considering in-home nursing and would like to learn more about it, AGTA Home Health Care Services can help. We help families and patients by offering them companionship services, home support, personal care, nursing, and more. Our 24-hour home health care providers are there for patients and their families every step of the way. We are a family-focused home health care provider, and offer services that can help your loved one recover from or manage their injury or illness. Contact us today to see how we can help!