June 12, 2018

Remembering the Importance of Having Dad at Home for Father’s Day

On Father’s Day, families across the country reflect on the important role that their parents and grandparents play in their lives. As the American population ages, many place greater importance on spending time at home with their children and grandchildren. To many, spending time at home surrounded by loved ones is a key aspect of maintaining a high quality of life in later years.

Reflecting on the importance of spending time at home during holidays like this one helps includes recognizing the value of Medicare’s skilled home health services for 3.5 million American seniors. Many older Americans – 89% in fact – do not want to be separated from their families in order to receive the care that they need. Medicare’s in-home skilled nursing and rehabilitative care mean that these valued family members can age in the comfort of their own home, surrounded by loved ones.

Providing America’s fathers and grandfathers with the option of receiving care at home so that they can spend more time with their families is imperative, and Father’s Day reminds us to appreciate the contributions that they have made to our lives. Ensuring that seniors will continue to have access to high-quality home-based healthcare is the goal of the Partnership, and we will continue to advocate for innovative solutions to help the program retain its integrity, quality, and efficiency, while also addressing the healthcare needs of older Americans.