If we aren’t dreaming of retiring on a tropical island, most of us just want to live out our lives where we are most happy, in our own homes. In fact, 90% of people over 65 want to live in their home for as long as possible, and 80% believe they will always continue to live in their own home. Until recently, this was not a feasible option for those individuals whose family must work or live far away, or in places where there are limited services to provide the necessary support. Fortunately, with today’s superior options in affordable elder care home care, aging in place can be a reality for many seniors.
What is Aging in Place
Aging in place is the ability to spend as much of your life as possible where you are most comfortable– your own home. While the concept seems simple, it has not been a possibility for many Americans until very recently. Multiple factors made it difficult for seniors to remain in their homes, particularly once they need additional care and support. One of the biggest problems was a simple gap in service. Those who did not need full-time or on-going medical care but did need supportive care in medication management or daily living tasks were left with few options. For most, choices included moving to an assisted living facility or staying in the home without adequate help. Today, many industries have become more responsive to the needs of the senior community and together make at home care a possibility.
When is Eldercare Home Care the Optimum Choice?
Home health care options are for individuals wanting to stay in the home but need additional help in managing certain tasks, such as medication management, meal preparation, light housekeeping, bathing, grooming, and dressing.
Home health care solves common challenges such as:
- Family that lives too far away to provide care
- Family that must work to provide for the senior’s care and living expenses which takes them away from physical care
- Family concerned about their loved one living alone
- Seniors whose financial situation is such that staying in the home is most affordable
- Seniors in good health but need support to maintain health and safety
- Seniors that want to retain autonomy
- Seniors that prefer care provided by others and who fear being a burden to family
- Seniors that want to stay in the home and community where they have lived for some time
Society as a whole is becoming more aware of the needs of seniors and responding to those needs positively. If you have questions about eldercare home care, or how we can help your loved one age in place, please contact us today!