America’s aging population battling one or more chronic conditions is growing at record rates, helping explain why chronic care for seniors represents a key area of concern for healthcare provider and payer organizations nationwide. Nearly all Medicare dollars (99%) are spent on patients with one or more chronic conditions, and by 2025 chronic disease will affect half the country. Research shows that models of care that integrate health care and social services offer substantial health benefits for seniors and contribute to their quality of life – yet most provider organizations are relatively unprepared to address chronic illness management.
Here is where LSA Senior Connect is making a real difference. An innovative service coordination program that connects seniors with chronic health conditions to needed resources in their communities, LSA Senior Connect enables this vulnerable, rising-risk population to manage their chronic conditions and addresses key social determinants of health to help them stay healthy, avoid hospitalization, and remain living independently in their home and community.
- The Commonwealth Fund features LSA Senior Connect as a much-needed national solution for service coordination that can be deployed at the grassroots level
- UnitedHealthcare highlight of Lutheran Services in America as a National Strategic Partner in addressing social determinants of health
For more information about Senior Connect, contact Alesia Frerichs at firstname.lastname@example.org.