We’ve all heard the saying, “home is where the heart is.” A person’s home is not only filled with their belongings, but with cherished memories from years past. It is a place of comfort and familiarity, something that often stays constant as the rest of life passes by. So it’s no surprise that industry statistics are stating that about 90% of seniors would prefer to age in place, to live out their golden years in the comfort of home.
The growing movement toward aging in place has been made possible by numerous changes in society including, but not limited to:
- Longer Lifespans – Today’s seniors are more educated than they were in the past, with many understanding the importance of healthy dieting, routine exercise and staying social and engaged with friends and family. The result is a healthier generation of older adults who are enjoying the longest lifespans of any point in our nation’s history.
- Technology – There are countless senior-friendly gadgets and gizmos that can help seniors stay healthy and as independent at home. From home monitoring systems and wearable emergency alert pendants to easy-to-use senior smartphones and automated pill dispensers, seniors have access to many devices that can help make independent, day-to-day living more manageable.
- In-Home Services – In the past, when a senior was struggling with hearing, mobility or an age-related condition or diagnosis, the only support available was that outside of the home. Assisted living facilities and retirement communities are no longer the only option. Services from Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of home care in the Lehigh Valley, offer a comprehensive alternative to institutionalized living, with a trained caregiver available to offer one-to-one assistance directly to the senior in the comfort of his or her own home.
Are you interested in learning more about aging in place? Perhaps you are in need of support as you are trying to balance a loved one’s desire stay at home during their golden years with new and evolving care needs. Whatever the reason, reach out to Home Care Assistance of the Lehigh Valley today. We offer complimentary, no-obligation consultations and would be more than happy to have a conversation or answer any questions about hourly and live-in care in the Lehigh Valley.
Call 484-350-3874 and find out how our professional, experienced and compassionate caregivers are helping change the way the world ages.