Check out our interactive infographic to see progress toward the Older Adults objectives and other Healthy People topic areas. As Americans live longer, growth in the number of older adults is unprecedented. In , Aging adults experience higher risk of chronic disease.
Care of older adults
Older Adults | Healthy People
With increasing number of older adults worldwide, promoting health and well-being becomes a priority for aging well. Well-being and physical and mental health are closely related, and this relation may become more vital at older ages as it may contribute to aging well. A qualitative research design in the context of focus group discussions was used; seven focus groups were conducted including fifty-six participants aged 63—81 years. Data were analyzed using a qualitative interpretative thematic approach described by Braun and Clarke. Enhancing physically active lifestyle, participation in social and leisure activities, healthy eating habits, having a purpose in life, and being intellectually engaged are all contributing factors to aging well.
In the United States, approximately 40 million adults over the age 65 are affected by one or more forms of cardiovascular disease and it remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in this population. Whereas, evidence-based care is often premised primarily on goals to increase longevity, the circumstances associated with multimorbidities [e. In addition to life prolongation, goals to preserve functional capacity including cognitive and physical function , maintain independence and quality of life, reduce hospitalization, reduce pain, and moderate personal costs may all be just as or even more important from the patient's perspective. Therefore, decisions regarding cardiovascular treatment in older adults need to be individualized to each patient's overall health context, comorbid illness, functional status, life expectancy and personal preferences. Process of care is also particularly relevant to quality of care for older adults.
Metrics details. The number of older people with unmet care and support needs is increasing substantially due to the challenges facing the formal and informal care system in the United Kingdom. Addressing these unmet needs is becoming one of the urgent public health priorities. In order to develop effective solutions to address some of these needs, it is important first to understand the care and support needs of older people.