As our loved ones age, they are often faced with new challenges. Whether they can no longer drive themselves to the grocery store or they’re becoming forgetful, it can be difficult for seniors to care for themselves and live at home alone. Many families feel their only option to ensure their aging loved ones are safe and receiving proper Care is to place them in an assisted living facility or nursing home. However, as more time goes by, families and their loved ones are discovering Home Care as a wonderful alternative that allows seniors to remain independent in their home safely while maintaining the independence they desire.
Seniors Wish to Age at Home
Seniors’ preference to age in place at home has long been well-known. In fact, AARP’s most recent 2018 survey found that nearly 80% of adults age 50 and over want to remain in their home for as long as possible.
This is their home.
Many seniors have lived in their home for years — this is where they have a lifetime of memories and are most comfortable. Many also feel a strong connection to their hometown and don’t wish to move to a new and foreign place.
Health and safety.
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways never before seen. And in many ways, assisted living and nursing homes were among the most affected. With dozens, if not hundreds, of high-risk people living together, those in these communal homes are at a high risk of contracting COVID-19. However, when at home, seniors can significantly limit their exposure by not allowing anyone other than their Caregiver inside.
As a fantastic alternative to nursing and assisted living homes, our Caregivers are following Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and taking every precaution to keep themselves and the seniors they work with safe.
As an essential business, Home Helpers® Home Care is proud to be helping our seniors stay healthy and safe during these uncertain times. If you’re someone who’s looking to make a positive difference in the lives of those in your community, become a part of our successful franchise!
Make someone’s life easier while delivering Exceptional Care by reaching out to our team at (844) 899-8801 or contacting us online.