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


View more in depth reporting of the news here.

Written by John Yedinak

Elizabeth Ecker on EmailElizabeth Ecker on Linkedin
Elizabeth Ecker
Director of Content at Home Health Care News
Curious about all things, when not writing about senior housing topics, Liz is an avid explorer of food. She loves trying new recipes, new restaurants and new ice cream flavors. (Current favorite: Goat cheese with red cherries.)



By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. More Information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this. For more information, see our cookie policy