As the overall population continues to age, so too does the workforce. The implications of this from a worker safety standpoint and for treating workplace injuries is the subject of a myMatrixx White Paper that was covered in an Expert’s View feature on industry publication WorkersCompensation.com. The article, “How an Aging Workforce Is Changing Health Care,” features an in-depth discussion with myMatrixx Clinical Account Executive, Shanea McKinney.
McKinney shares insights that are central to this topic, including how despite a lower risk of injury, older workers can deal with more severe problems when they do occur. To address these concerns, employers and payers alike should have specialized programs in place, such as the American Geriatric Society’s Beers Criteria. According to McKinney, taking a proactive approach can help to promote better outcomes and lower claims costs.