Posted Monday, April 19, 2021

Hospices are working to develop programs for patients with disabilities, as this population is under served in this regard.  They are working to make sure that disabled patients can access this care easily.

“Almost 40% of people 65 and older had at least one disability from 2008 to 2012, according to a 2014 U.S. Census Bureau report. More than a quarter (25.4%) of disabled seniors were 85 or older, though that age group represented slightly more than 13% of the nation’s aging population, the report found. California, Florida, New York and Texas had the largest concentrations of older adults with disabilities.”

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