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Family caregivers who enrolled in the Ceresti Digital Caregiver Empowerment Program reduced avoidable hospitalizations and medical costs for loved ones living with dementia.
Milliman white paper that details the prevalence and costs of 3 “caregiver-supported” conditions in Medicare Advantage claims data. These 3 conditions are noteworthy because they can be used to identify Members who depend on family caregivers.
Provides insights into the prevalence and costs of chronic conditions that are comorbid with dementia using claims data from the CMS 2010 5% sample.
Provides an overview of caregiving the U.S. determined from a survey of 1,389 caregivers aged 18 and older.
Reducing the frequency and intensity of the step-wise cognitive/functional declines associated with facility care for acute incidents is of paramount importance to effective population health management of those with dementia.
Home-based dementia care should be considered the nexus of new long term care models and provides the maximum population-level benefit from a public health perspective.
Provides an overview of the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias (ADRD) in the U.S. population. The prevalence of ADRD by age group (Table 3) makes it possible to estimate the expected age-based prevalence of dementia from any population.
Higher Medicare expenditures associated with a diagnosis of dementia are in large part due to increased hospitalization. However, the hospital offers no specific therapies for dementia that would explain the increased use. Potential contributing factors are discussed.