By The Numbers: The Nation’s Elderly

Geriatric care management is becoming more important to families and their loved ones, with the demand for quality care rising every year. Our Geriatric Care Managers have the experience to coordinate care plans, suggest the help of other elder care professionals, conduct comprehensive assessments, and offer guidance in selecting appropriate care. Geriatric care management is fundamentally about ensuring the long-term needs of aging adults are met through careful planning and coordination.

Facing the challenges of healthcare and aging alone can be intimidating. Montcordia’s experienced geriatric care management team can assist you and your family through any challenge you may face. As the population ages, particularly the baby boomer generation, geriatric care will play a critical role in serving their needs. Here are just a few numbers that define the growing importance of geriatric care management in helping people maintain the quality of life they deserve.

Half of All Older Adults Have At Least Two Chronic Conditions

According to information published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), close to half of all individuals over the age of 55 have at least two chronic medical conditions. There are countless examples of serious chronic medical conditions that can have adverse impacts on overall quality of life. These conditions can be difficult to manage, particularly if someone is expected to give themselves injections or treatments every day. For older adults, managing these medications and ensuring they’re administered properly is important. 

Dementia Impacts Millions of People

Dementia impacts millions of people all over the world and is particularly common in older adults and struggling seniors. There are approximately 50 million people who have been diagnosed with dementia worldwide, and approximately 10 million new cases of dementia are diagnosed every year. Dementia is something that can have a lasting, adverse impact on an individual’s executive functioning, motor skills, and memory. The earlier dementia is diagnosed, the better the prognosis will be. It is important to be aware of and understand signs of dementia, and when to know if a loved one is in need.

People Are Living Longer

On average, people are living longer than ever before. A Stanford study recently revealed people who live past age 65 today tend to live six years longer than their grandparents. While medical research has come a long way in advancing the treatments for illness and disease, it is hard to keep pace with the evolving needs of a vastly large aging population. The fact is, the longer you live, the greater your chances of developing a chronic medical concern. Montcordia’s Geriatric Care Team can help. Let us assist along the way while delivering a concierge level of care to you or your family member. 

Our professionals can help you fill in the gaps and determine what the right care is, whether that’s memory care or a daily aide to help around your home. We can work with you to achieve whatever your goals might be when it comes to geriatric care — whatever you need, we are here to help. For questions about care for yourself or for a loved one, reach out to a professional at Montcordia and we’ll be happy to assist you at 240 – 331 – 5627.