It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that a vast majority of seniors say they’d like to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. In fact, surveys have found that is what 90 percent of seniors want.
Searching for the best care options for an aging loved one might seem like a daunting decision, but it doesn’t have to be. According to the Population Reference Bureau, the number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to more than double to over 98 million by 2060. Thankfully, so has the wide range of in-home care options for taking care of seniors.
As parents or elderly family members age, it may seem like there’s been a role reversal – the people who kept you away from danger as a kid and guided you through life may suddenly be the ones in need of care.
While in dire cases you might feel like you’re the adult taking care of a child, treating or talking to seniors like children is never the answer. Research from AARP shows the negative impact of “elderspeak,” or speaking differently to seniors such as talking in a louder voice or dumbing down sentences (think baby talk but for the elderly), finding that talking to adults like kids is both unhelpful and hurtful.
The holiday season is almost upon us! But while it may be a festive, happy time for many, the season can also sometimes take a negative toll on older loved ones. According to the American Medical Resource Center, there are some 6 million people over the age of 65 who suffer from depression, and the […]
If you have an aging loved one who needs special attention, it can be difficult to find a care provider you trust. It’s important to choose a senior care service that fits comfortably into your family member’s lifestyle and can fulfill their individual needs. While there are plenty of quality live-in facilities available, private senior […]
When choosing an in-home senior care provider, you want the very best for your parent, grandparent or loved one. So it’s important to do your research and talk with several agencies to find the best fit for you and the family member in need of care. Here are the 10 most important questions to ask […]