Did you know most Californian seniors prefer “aging in place”?
There is a growing trend in California; more and more seniors want to stay in their home, or at the very least, not go into an nursing home. This trend has reached a point where there is now a phrase for it: “aging in place”.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines “aging in place” as:
“The ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level.”
www.ageinplace.com defines it as “a term used to describe a person living in the residence of their choice, for as long as they are able, as they age. This includes being able to have any services (or other support) they might need over time as their needs change.”
A study by the American Association of Retired Persons found:
- 87% of seniors would rather remain in their own home
- 9% said they’d be happy to move into an aged-care facility
- 4% said they’d prefer to move in with relatives.
Another study showed 91% of pre-retirees age 50-65 want to live in their own home during retirement.
These statics make sense. After all, our homes are more familiar, we’re more comfortable there and it’s less stressful when you know your environment.
Home Care: what you need to know and why who you choose is so important
Did you know that 75% of accidental deaths in people over 65 are attributed to injury caused by falling? While it’s understandable that an older person wants to remain in their familiar surroundings, nobody wants this to come at the cost of their life through an accident while they are alone.
One of the services Rx HealthCare Services offer is hourly or live-in care to ensure your loved ones receive the care they need, and aren’t left alone for extended periods of time.
Rx HealthCare Services appreciates how daunting choosing a home care provider can be. You are, after all, deciding who will help take care of your parents. This is not a decision to be made lightly!
We have created an in-depth guide outlining things you should take into consideration before making this choice, such as:
- Your at-home care options
- Questions you should ask a private caregiver
- Facts to consider
- Cost of home care
- Exactly what we can do for your parents
To find out more about your in-home care options, plus how Rx HealthCare Services might be able to help you, download our comprehensive guide.