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The Growing and Urgent Need for Home-Based Primary Care in Illinois

Why Illinois? *

  • Illinois is home to 2.1 million older adults, and at least 40% are 75+ years of age and 12% are 85+.
  • Illinois has more than 700,000 residents who have ambulatory difficulties, and 40% of Medicare beneficiaries across the state have 4+ chronic conditions.
  • Illinois has approximately 260,000 individuals who are homebound, with only 26% of these receiving home-based primary care (HBPC).

Why Is it important?

  • Because the median age in Illinois has gone from 37.2 to 39.2 in the last 10 years and is going to keep increasing as our society ages.
  • Because older adults managing serious illness or facing significant mobility issues benefit from home-based care.
  • Because Illinoisans have the right to receive care in the place of their choosing
  • Because HCCI is addressing the problem of limited access by educating, training, and growing practices across the state.
  • Because you can help make a difference
    • Donate to support the program and HCCI’s mission to scale HBPC

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*Calculated using data from the 2019 American Community Survey 1-year Estimates and a journal article (Ornstein, Katherine A., Bruce Leff, Kenneth E. Covinsky, Christine S. Ritchie, Alex D. Federman, Laken Roberts, Amy S. Kelley, Albert L. Siu, and Sarah L. Szanton. “Epidemiology of the homebound population in the United States.” JAMA internal medicine 175, no. 7 (2015): 1180-1186.)