People are living longer — which should be a good thing. Ideally, it gives your clients more time to enjoy life on their terms.
So what is the ideal scenario for today’s typical senior? The answer continues to evolve along with our longevity, and it largely depends on the individual.
Some may want to and be able to remain in their homes. Others may need a higher level of care or not want to deal with the demands of home ownership.
For seniors living with chronic health conditions, it can also be challenging for family members to take on the role of a full-time caregiver. And according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, about 70% of people turning 65 will have a long term care need.*
One solution for those needing extra help or seeking maintenance-free living is to transition to the formal care provided by assisted living. As the name implies, it refers to communities that serve seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) — things like dressing, bathing, and grooming.
You may have clients who are either considering this next step, or have parents exploring the transition. Learn what they’re dealing with, and consider sharing this informative article, Senior Caregiving: Assisted Living, with them.
* “How Much Care Will You Need?” LongTermCare.gov, accessed April 2019
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