September 17, 2021
When given the choice, seniors overwhelmingly choose home health care
Imagine you’re in the hospital waiting to be discharged. You’ve come a long way since you were admitted for a serious injury like a broken hip or an illness such as pneumonia, but you still have a long road to recovery ahead.
Where do you go now?
For many seniors, the answer is home. Research shows that an overwhelming number of Medicare beneficiaries prefer to recover in an environment that is safe, comfortable, and familiar. Even before the COVID-19 emergency ravaged nursing homes and overwhelmed hospitals, more and more seniors favored having the option of high-quality home health care. As demand grows in the future, buoyed by a surge of baby boomers entering the Medicare program, Maryland lawmakers are leading the way to modernize access to home health care.