There are so many reasons seniors want to age in place as they get older. The thought of leaving everything they know behind to move to another location can be daunting and LifeFone shares a few reasons to age in place.
Monthly Archives: June 2014
Don’t spend the summer stuck inside! Getting outside, meeting new people, talking with friends, enjoying family, and moving around outside the house can be some of the most rewarding experiences of retirement. Even more, getting out of the house in the summer can be good for you!
Do you think you know all you need to know about long-term care insurance? Do you and your spouse have a long-term care insurance policy? If so, you may be interested to know that the long term care insurance industry has been faced with a high demand for the coverage and the challenges of keeping the policies affordable for those making the investment in it.
Talking to your parents, especially if they are insistent on aging in place, about making a move into an assisted living facility is never an easy conversation to have. In addition to having to leave their own home, they are faced with the reality that they can no longer care for themselves. However, a move to an assisted living facility will provide them with access to health care, structure, meals, socialization and peace of mind for the family that they are being taken care of.
For individuals that live alone, security is a pressing concern. What happens in case you're home alone and fall, or have some other medicinal crisis? Suppose that there's nobody with you to call for help and worse, if you live alone, how long might it be before someone realizes you have fallen or injured yourself? These aren’t positive things to ponder but they are realistic.
A study in June 2013 by the Pew Research Center studied 3,014 U.S. seniors and investigated the relationship between caregivers and their utilization of technology. It was found that most caregivers benefit from the use of computers, tablets, phones and medical alert devices and more!
It’s not likely that a robot will ever replace the loving touch of a family member, but they may be of service in ways that were once likely unheard of including caring for the elderly. These robots could prove useful in helping the elderly stay home even when physical or cognitive abilities indicate they should be living in a care facility.