The Elderly Could Benefit Big From Virtual Hospitals

We’re now less than 15 years away from 2030, and for America, the 2030 milestone represents a few key factors. The first is that this is the “cut-off mark” for young Baby-Boomers. Every one of the Baby-Boomer generation will be at least 65 years of age in 2030. The other factor is that by the 2030s, according to the US Census Bureau, the population of older Americans will outnumber the younger ones. In other words, America will have more old people than young people.

An aging population means that American medicine is working better than ever. However, it often also means that American medicine must work harder—and longer—than ever before. The elderly are more delicate than people in their physical prime, and even there isn’t an issue with a specific illness, other conditions, such as falling and becoming injured, or even more serious instances like heart failure, require medical attention.

The Medically Home Group has a dedication to patient-centric care through an innovative new technique known as the virtual hospital. And the virtual hospital can be more convenient, cost-effective, and even more comforting that traditional healthcare procedures.

Recovering At Home

The virtual hospital concept means that a patient, rather than receiving treatment, consultations, or even recovery/convalescence at a medical facility, does all of these things at home, instead. Certain conditions, such as heart failure, asthma, or even knee/hip replacement surgery, are ideal for a virtual hospital recovery.

This means, for elderly who qualify, that rather than spending money on a hospital bed, and food, that can eat into insurance coverage or savings, money can be saved by staying at home. It means that rather than spending the time making an appointment, then going out to a clinic or hospital for the consultation, waiting to be admitted, then having to come back home after 30 minutes or less, the consultation can happen in the comfort of home. It means that for senior Americans that don’t want to be in an unfamiliar setting, surrounded by strangers, the comfort and familiarity of home is provided instead.

The virtual hospital concept benefits everyone, as medical facilities have more beds available for intensive cases, mobile medical devices provide the medical data needed from a patient, if required, constantly. It provides a better, more familiar treatment experience, without sacrificing professional, medical results or outcomes. And with more elderly on the way and fewer younger people, America is going to need to it.

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