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Healthcare hasn’t left the news for years. The fact that the talk is almost always about the $$$ may explain why home health care hasn’t caught on even though it often provides better patient outcomes and saves cash - Gary Moore

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If Home Care Is Often Better Than Hospitalization (and It Is), Why Is It So Uncommon in the U.S.?

“It smelled like death,” says Stephanie (not her real name) of her first day at Camilla Care Community, a nursing home in Mississauga, a city in Canada. She and other care workers were sent to help out at the 236-bed facility in April as covid-19 ripped through its narrow corridors and crowded wards. Dozens of staff fell ill or refused to work. By mid-July nearly one-third of the residents had died. Outside, on a patch of grass, 69 small white crosses commemorate them.

Across the rich world, nearly half of all deaths from covid-19 have happened in care and nursing homes, even though less than 1% of people live in them. In Canada 80% of all the deaths from covid-19 have happened in…

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 If Home Care Is Often Better Than Hospitalization (and It Is), Why Is It So Uncommon in the U.S.?

Healthcare hasn’t left the news for years. The fact that the talk is almost always about the $$$ may explain why home health care hasn’t caught on even though it often provides better patient outcomes and saves cash.

 The pandemic shows the urgency of reforming care for the elderly

Most people should be helped at home as they age.

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