Call (951) 768-5398 to speak with a licensed insurance agent.

Call (951) 768-5398 to speak with a licensed insurance agent.

In-Home Care Improves Outcomes for Aging Adults

Posted by Darrell Evans, January 7, 2020

If you dread admission to the hospital due to routine illness, accidents, or after certain medical procedures, we have good news for you: In-home care might be poised to replace hospital care in many cases.

A recent study published by the Annals of Internal Medicine found some surprising outcomes when comparing in-home care to the traditional hospital model:

  • Health care costs for home-based patients were 38 percent lower than costs for hospital patients
  • Home-based patients were more physically active
  • Home-based patients were less likely to be readmitted to the hospital

While in-home care might be less common in the United States, it is already a common model of care in many countries including Australia, Spain, France, and Italy. Patients have access to a wide range of services in the home, including respiratory therapies, intravenous medications, and in-home radiology and monitoring equipment. Doctors and nurses are able to perform routine visits for those who don’t require round-the-clock monitoring.

Patients often prefer in-home care as well. Many report that they sleep better, spend less time lying down, are able to move around more comfortably, and appreciate being able to eat their own food. And while it is difficult to measure the psychological benefits of remaining in more familiar surroundings, that is likely to be a positive factor as well.

Finally, in-home care might reduce the chances of acquiring a secondary infection, a problem which often plagues hospital patients.

If in-home care interests you, broach the subject with your healthcare provider. He or she can advise you on when in-home care is appropriate, and keep you updated on whether this option is coming to your area soon.

Need more information?

Contact us online to learn more

Contact Us

Close Accessibility Tools
Accessibility Controls Reset
Content Adjustments
Font Size


Line Height


Content Scaling


Highlight Titles
Highlight Links
Highlight Forms
Align Left
Align Center
Align Right
Focus Mode
Color Adjustments




Accessibility Statement

Despite our attempts to make this website accessible for everyone, there may still be some pages or sections that are not completely accessible, are in the process of becoming accessible, or do not have a suitable technological solution to make them accessible. Nevertheless, we are always striving to enhance our accessibility by adding, updating, improving its options and features, and incorporating new technologies.

We want to provide our users with the best experience possible, so we strive to support as many browsers and assistive technologies as possible.

If you wish to contact this website's owner, please use the contact form on the website.

Our User Interface Adjustment Options

Font adjustments - With this tool, users can modify font size, style, letter spacing, and line height for improved alignment and readability.

Color adjustments - Users can customize their color contrast profiles to light, dark, desaturated, and monochrome.

Content highlighting - Users can prioritize key elements such as links, forms, and titles.

Content focus - Users can enable focus mode to highlight the current page information based on their mouse movement.