Health Affairs October 8, 2019
Thomas Cornwell

The numbers get our attention: More than 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day, with the 80-and-older segment growing the fastest and more likely to be homebound or home-limited; the number of people ages 65 and older will more than double between 2010 and 2050, causing the number of homebound and home-limited patients to rise even higher; and only about 12 percent of the nation’s two million home-limited patients currently receive home-based primary care. 

But when you look behind the numbers at the patient stories, home-based primary care goes from being a compelling concept to a “no brainer.” 

Like the 50-year-old man who suffered a brain injury from a motor vehicle accident. He’s bedridden and completely dependent on his 81-year-old mother and other...