Millions of older Americans, chronically ill and trapped at home, pose a big challenge to inoculation efforts. Doctors are on it.
At least two million Americans are homebound, a population all but invisible. Most suffer from multiple chronic conditions, but cannot get primary care services in their home. A vast majority of Americans over 65, however, do not live in nursing homes or assisted living facilities, but in the community, where it’s more challenging to reach them. There is no central registry of the homebound elderly. Geographically dispersed and isolated, they are often difficult to find. Read the Full Article.