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Get ready for the aging of America
The baby boomers are growing older, and this means a tremendous influx of senior citizens with significant healthcare needs. Case managers are going to be needed more than ever to manage the care of this huge population, but they also need to understand the special needs of senior citizens and take them into consideration as they tailor care plans. In this issue of Case Management Advisor, we look at how managing care for seniors differs from managing care for younger patients. We'll look at how a geriatric fracture care program cuts hospital lengths of stays by 2.1 days, how home visits to high-risk seniors after discharge resulted in a 195% return on investment, and give details on a telephonic case management program that eases the transition from hospital to home.