As our loved ones grow older, the higher the level of care they will need. Fortunately, the elderly population is now more knowledgeable about their care options when it comes to senior housing and the care senior housing facilities offer.
In fact, 48% of seniors who took part in the United States of Aging survey by the National Council of Aging said that they prefer to stay in an assisted living facility if they need care in the future. But why is a senior housing facility the go-to choice for the aging population?
Senior Housing is a lot better than Care in the Home
Although there’s still no place like home, the need for specialized care increases as the individual grows older and especially if he is suffering from a medical condition like dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Senior housing meets both worlds by offering the care that the elderly requires without restricting him from his independence.
Unlike a typical nursing home, senior housing facilities offer almost the same comfort and independence to living at home with the addition of care options that are accessible for residents whenever they need them.
While some may argue that care can be given by private caregivers or nurses at home, assisted living facilities to offer care 24 hours a day to minimize—or completely eliminate—the potential for dangers that are otherwise present back home.
Senior Housing is Ideal for Long-Term Care
While the elderly population acknowledges the fact that they will need care at some point, a lot of them are still not aware that they may need to consider long-term care options as they age.
In fact, at least 70% of seniors will need long-term care during their later years but only a mere 36% of them anticipate it. There is also that added concern of whether they can stay in the comforts of home for a longer time since it’s where they want to be for as long as they can.
Senior housing covers all those bases by making sure that care is given to a resident whenever needed while providing him with almost the same comforts that he longs for back home.
At an assisted living facility, an elderly will never feel that he is sick or helpless because activities are geared towards promoting as much independence as possible while making sure that they are away from any risks that could put them in danger.
The Bottom Line
The increasing awareness of the elderly for the care options available for them is a good sign because it means that they can make better decisions when it comes to the level of independence they want during their later years.
Senior housing is a preferred choice for many seniors because of how it gives them the opportunity to enjoy the things that they used to do back home with the added security that they have professionals at their beck and call whenever they need care.
After all, the elderly deserve the best quality of life where they can enjoy independence, foster relationships and stay healthy for as long as possible.
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