The Institute for Dignity and Grace is a non-profit corporation founded in 2016, striving to bring awareness to elder care within our community and beyond.
According to Caregiver Alliance1, “annually 8,357,100 people receive support from the 5 main long term care services; home care agencies, nursing homes, hospices, residential care communities, and adult day service centers.” Despite elder care being a growing concern, costs are rising. According to Forbes “By 2020, 117 million Americans are expected to need assistance of some kind.” With the increase in demand for elder care, it is essential for the public to acknowledge the ongoing problem.
In the United States, senior citizens are tragically the most commonly overlooked demographic. Elders are more probable to inherit medical issues that can be detrimental to one’s health including diseases and injuries. It is necessary to address these concerns quickly to prevent these issues from reoccurring.
This is where Dignity and Grace steps in. By providing Geriatric Care Management, Dignity and Grace will coordinate post-acute care for those suffering with 5 or more chronic conditions. Based on previous experiences within the industry it is proven that this population has the highest likelihood of a re-admission within 30 days of a hospital stay. Therefore, by coordinating care and providing funding to a post-acute care provider, Dignity and Grace will improve outcomes and keep these individuals safe while in the comfort of their own home.