Fresenius Medical Care Sees U.S. Plans for Kidney Disease as Positive
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With the U.S. population living longer than ever before and evidence signaling adults want to stay in their homes and communities, it is critical to better understand the needs of the country's aging population. Additionally, a looming shortage of caregivers has helped spark increased U.S. government attention on home dialysis, teleheath, and chronic care management - all factors that demand industry attention.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes.
These conditions are known as social determinants of health (SDOH).
Food insecurity, health literacy, and housing security are factors that decrease the likelihood to age in place by 7%.
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In the past five years, over 40 million family caregivers provided 37 billion hours of care for loved ones.
The value of care is estimated at $470 billion.
Source: aginginplace.org, 2020