Whats The Best Way to Stay Healthy? Have a Team of Support

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Apr 10, 2018

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The aging of the Baby Boomers coupled with an increase in life expectancy and decrease in birth rates means that older adults make up a larger percentage of the U.S. population than ever before.
Additionally, the country continues to become a more diverse population across all measures. Every day 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 and with all of these changes come unique challenges to keeping America healthy.
Adults aged 65 and older report a growing need for help with navigating their insurance, staying healthy and active, remaining socially engaged and staying mentally sharp [1]. Older adults of all backgrounds often have complex needs that require coordinated care. Providing coordinated care requires an interdisciplinary team tailored to each individuals needs.

How can a team approach help you? An interdisciplinary care team can include: physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants, social workers, psychiatrists, medical directors, pharmacists, phlebotomists, outreach professionals, Medicare specialists, community outreach and social service providers, the consumer (you), family members, and caregivers. At Oak Street Health, we are rebuilding healthcare as it should be - which is why as an Oak Street Health patient, you have all of these care team members here to help meet your needs.

Oak Street Health was designed to meet your needs through high-quality, affordable care in a community setting right in your neighborhood that provides special attention and engagement opportunities for all of patients. We pride ourselves in being more than just a doctors office. We are a team of families, friends, and loved ones here to meet your changing needs every step of the way. We have one-on-one counseling for insurance assistance to help navigate your Medicare benefits. We have care managers to help with your social needs and community rooms and community coordinators filled with activities and events to keep you social and active each day.

Oak Street Health provides the unique care that you deserve to make sure you and your loved ones remain happy, healthy, and out of the hospital.

Editors note: [1] Hagerty, John. (2016, November). AARP Research - 2016 AARP Member Opinion Survey. https://www.aarp.org/research/topics/politics/info-2016/2016-member-opinion-survey.html. This article was submitted by Julia Clark MPH, PhD, and Director of Clinical Services - Oak Street Health. Oak Street Health can be reached at 844.496.8738 or you can visit their website at www.oakstreethealth.com to experience the Oak Street Health difference today.

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