Skip to Content

Care Blog

Hospitals need to revamp to cater to aging population

According to a recent article on USA Today’s website, an astonishing one-third of hospital patients older than 70 leave more frail than when they arrived. Further research shows that even after they are released, nursing home care or rehabilitation can be necessary. The elder care experts quoted in the article believe that this is a result of “conventional hospital care focusing on treating disease rather than preventing frailty.”

So what can be done to help better the quality of care our elderly are receiving? Many hospitals have implemented walking programs to help get the seniors out of bed and moving—a simple form of light exercise that really benefits seniors who are recovering from illness. Offering better food and more comfortable surroundings are also actions that are being implemented in hospitals across the country but have been slow to catch on everywhere.

Of course, hiring a professional caregiver like the ones employed at FirstLight Home Care can really benefit a senior recovering from a minor or serious illness. Caregivers can be hired on an hourly basis so that helps to keep costs down. To read more about what hospitals are doing to develop their business models to cater to the aging population, check out the article here.

Caregiving Tips

Receive meaningful information, helpful tips, advice and family caregiver support in your inbox.


Request Home Care

The cost for home care depends on your unique situation. Request personalized pricing for the services you need.

Find Care

Find Career

Do you have a heart for service?
We’re hiring people who want to help others have their best day.

Search Jobs