Seniors are continuing to skip meals or leave prescriptions unfilled due to budgetary constraints, according to a survey conducted by Public Health Management Corporation’s Center for Data Innovation (PHMC). PMHC surveyed 10,000 households in Southeastern Pennsylvania, and found that 112,500 older adults (60 +) in the region skipped a meal or didn’t fill a prescription because of tight budgets. The study points out that skipping either medication or a meal often leads to negative health outcomes. Many of the older adults skipping either had a chronic condition; 81% had arthritis, 67% had high blood pressure, and 50% had diabetes.
Read the results of the survey here.