Chart of the Day: Older Woman Use Home Health Services More than Men

New data released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows that men aged 65 and over use home health care at a lower rate than woman.

Among home health care patients 65 years andover, women were more likely to be 85 years and over while men were more likelyto be married and receive home health care as post-acute care.

Women 65 years andover who received home health care were less likely than males to receive woundcare and physical therapy, and more likely to receive homemaker services. Amonghome health care patients who were 65 years and over, cancer was more prevalentamong men, and essential hypertension was more common among women.

In the United States, the rate of homehealth care use for women aged 65and over was 55% higher than therate for men


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Written by John Yedinak