There are now more Americans age 65 and older than at any other time in U.S. history. According to a new Census Bureau report, there were 40.3 million people age 65 and older on April 1, 2010, up 5.3 percent from 35 million in 2000 (and just 3.1 million in 1900).
The 65-and-older population jumped 15.1 percent between 2000 and 2010, compared with a 9.7 percent increase for the total U.S. population. People age 65 and older now make up 13 percent of the total population, compared with 12.4 percent in 2000 and 4.1 percent in 1900.
By 2030, there will be about 72.1 million older persons, more than twice their number in 2000.
In the field of care coordination for elders, called case management by the professionals, current technology does not offer real IT applications with diagnostic results from algorithms that score and assist in the interactive analysis of several risk factors.
To meet these challenges, the e-Health offers many advantages that can streamline the exchange of information, tracking help, coordinating and structuring the action of professionals and non-professionals care partners by utilizing state of the art proprietary algorithms.
StakesWithout requiring better care coordination for elders with disability or chronic disease, it will not be possible to maintain the elder’s quality of life at home.
Proper care coordination will make the elder’s life easier, secure and more pleasant. They will also be noticeable improvements to their well-being, quality of life, and quality of care, all while controlling health expenses.
While connected objects provide some improvement with comfort and security, the quality of Help/Care coordination for elders is still the key factor to the extension of good care and quality of life.
MarketThe application is available in France and in the US with a clientele represented by individuals and health professionals; home-care agencies; adult day care centers; insurance providers; healthcare call centers; retirement homes ( independent living; assisted living, nursing home, etc.).
ResultsThe e-health management solution gives the ability to share an Evaluation and Monitoring of the elder’s or disabled person’s autonomy, which is very rare in the market place.
The EMA-Care app allows you to organize better coordination within the care partners loop (physicians, nurses, homecare professionals, social workers, Family caregivers ...)
This allows for the permanent interaction between professionals and family care givers as part of a structured approach which enables instant sharing of information by facilitating the multidisciplinary dialogues of the needs / abilities assessment of the elder.
Ema-care provides traceability of actions/Help required to follow and verify the effectiveness of the Individual Care and Support Plan.
Our approach“Taking power over the effects of aging and preserving the autonomy of elders”.
With EMA CARE (Evaluation, Monitoring, Assistance and Care, the first patent-pending application in the US in Care & Case Management coordination for elders or for a person with disability, LVHS has opened the way for e-health tools that brings solutions to this challenge.
After evaluating each person, the application gives a visual summary of the “level” of autonomy and independence for each daily act. The user can then quickly and effectively “see” the abilities and needs for each elder.
The goals and objectives focus on making the elder’s life easier, secure and more pleasant by improving well-being and quality of life, not just quality of care.