What Is Home Care & What's the Cost?
Aging in place has become a priority for many older adults. According to a 2018 AARP survey, 3 and out 4 Americans over the age of 50 hope to remain in their current home as long as possible. Some may want to age in place due to an emotional connection to their home or community, while others do so out of a desire to keep their independence. In other cases, it may be a financial necessity to age in place rather than move to a residential senior community. But, there can be so
Differences Between In-Home Care Services
What are Home Health, Home Care, Palliative and Hospice Care? When an older loved one or adult with a disability needs caring support at home, it can feel daunting to know which professional care services are best. Who can help with bathing and meals? Is a registered nurse needed for wound care? Can hospice care happen at home? The Global Coalition on Aging and the Home Care Association of America state that almost 70% of Americans who turn age 65 will need assistance at some
How Many Caregivers in the U.S.? Approximately 43.5 million caregivers have provided unpaid care to an adult or child in the last 12 months. [National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. (2015). Caregiving in the U.S.] About 34.2 million Americans have provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older in the last 12 months. [National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. (2015). Caregiving in the U.S.] The majority of caregivers (82%) care for one other adult, while 15% care for 2 a
Common Reasons Aging Adults Don't Eat Healthy
Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is important for people of all ages, but it can be an especially important part of a senior’s health and wellbeing. Not getting enough healthy food can lead to weight loss, fatigue, weak muscles and bones, depression, malnutrition, anemia, and a poor immune system. If your senior loved one isn’t eating what he or she should, there may be a good reason. However, you can correct the situation. Here are a few common reasons aging adults don’t