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MAINTAINING SENIOR INDEPENDENCE

By Tom Carroll

As the U.S. ages, studies show 89% of Americans over age 50 want to remain home

America’s seniors desire to remain independent and living in their beloved homes. Home Helpers® Home Care provides resources for families to start the conversation on how their senior loved ones are able to “age in place” safely. According to the National Institute for Aging, 89% of Americans over the age of 50 wish to remain in their homes for as long as possible. Conversations about the benefits and costs associated with aging in place are critical.  Reasons seniors want to age independently include:

  • They feel independent in their current home
  • Their current home is conveniently located
  • They feel safe in their own home
  • They’re familiar with their neighborhood
  • They live close to family

As we look to spread awareness about senior independence, education is key.  Five points of emphasis include:

  1. How to have essential needs delivered to the home
  2. Preparing the home to safely age in place
  3. Ensuring proper health care measures
  4. What do to in case of an emergency
  5. Addressing the emotional needs of our seniors.

To support these needs, our Exceptional Caregivers have been trained to aid families who experience a wide variety of care issues. We offer companion care, transportation services, personal monitoring through our line of Direct Link® services, doctor-designed prepared meals, and more.

At Home Helpers of Media, we understand how to best prepare seniors for these circumstances. We have many free guides available, such as “How to Protect Seniors from Financial Abuse,” ways to “Start the Conversation” with your family to bring in-home care services, and “How to Make Seniors Part of the Decision-Making Process.” Go to www.HomeHelpersHomeCare.com to view our free online library of resources. 

Call us at 610-358-1110 to schedule your free in-home safety check and consultation to learn how Home Helpers can tailor a care plan to meet the needs of your loved one and provide peace of mind to you. Our vision is to be the extended family when the family can’t be there by delivering the same Exceptional Care we would want for our loved ones.