Healthy Aging, Healthy Brain


The Florida Department of Health announced earlier this year a new and comprehensive web page for all things Healthy Aging. The Florida Osteopathic Medical Association is sharing this information with you as we support the drive for health improvement and increased awareness of available resources.

From the Florida Department of Health:

Healthy Aging Newsletter
Healthy Aging Resource Guide-Download

Florida is a national leader for elder populations, with nearly 4.5 million residents aged 65 and older reported in 2019. This population is expected to continue increasing rapidly as time moves forward. Moreover, the Alzheimer’s Association has estimated that a total of 580,000 of those Florida residents are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. This number is expected to increase to 720,000 by the year 2025. Given the size and expected growth of Florida’s aging population, it comes as little surprise that the 2022-2026 State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) identifies Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias as well as chronic diseases and conditions as the top priority areas of focus.

These resources are intended to not only improve access to valuable healthcare information for patients, but also to increase provider awareness of the importance of regular cognitive assessments, available tools to increase the use of Medicare reimbursements, and quality improvement across disciplines.

Available Training and Billing Resources: