Taken from Home Health Care News, Sept 15, 2022:
Since the onset of COVID-19, the demand for home-based care has gone up. At the same time, patients are becoming more complex.
Those were the main takeaways from a recent study done by USAging, an advocacy group that represents and supports the national network of Area Agencies on Aging (AAA).
“Even clients that area agencies had before COVID hit, the complexity had really increased dramatically,” Sandy Markwood, CEO of USAging, told Home Health Care News. “We circled back in the spring, recognizing that a lot of the COVID relief funding was starting to be exhausted, and found that 94% of the area agencies were still seeing an increase in the number of older adults requesting service.”