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Top Concerns Among Elderly

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on

While there are some issues that cross generational lines, certain concerns are more pressing for seniors. Most of the issues on senior minds’ today have to do with finances and health, although there are additional concerns that tend to demand just as much attention.

1. Healthcare and Prescription Drug Expenses

Even with Medicare, many seniors have additional health-related expenses. Calculating anticipated healthcare expenses for the foreseeable future can help make the selection process easier when it comes to the annual task of choosing a prescription drug plan.

2. Retirement Planning

Today’s seniors are more active than ever. Enjoying a productive, active lifestyle requires retirement planning that includes smart investments and asset allocations. A financial consultant can provide assistance based on a thorough knowledge of current economic conditions.

3. Effects of Aging

Seniors without any significant health issues are still likely to have concerns about the effects of aging. Conditions ranging from dementia to cataracts can seriously impact quality of life for seniors. There is no way to predict every possible health challenge. However, staying informed and making efforts to remain healthy and productive can make the senior years more enjoyable.

4. Loneliness

Getting older sometimes means dealing with increased isolation as family members become preoccupied with other responsibilities or friends and loved ones pass. Solutions can include becoming involved with local volunteer organizations or taking advantage of Allentown home care agencies that offer transportation, companionship, and at-home support.

5. Estate Planning

Not having a will or trust can cause many problems for those left behind when a senior passes. Taking care of such matters as far in advance as possible can provide some much-appreciated peace of mind for everyone involved.

6. Long-Term Care

Long-term care is a concern for seniors with escalating heath and mobility issues. From deciding between hourly and live-in home care in Allentown to cost concerns, the process of finding appropriate long-term care solutions can present many challenges.

You and your senior loved one don’t have to face the future alone, Home Care Assistance can help. In addition to flexible hourly and live-in care, we also offer comprehensive Alzheimer’s and dementia care in Allentown for seniors with more advanced conditions. For more information, schedule a complimentary in-home consultation by calling 484-350-3874.